Will there be bathroom breaks though?

If the idea of Andy Serkis reading 'The Hobbit' live to you for 12 hours sounds like the perfect way to spend your Friday, then we've got news for you. Embarking on what sounds like a rather perilous journey back into Middle-earth, the Hollywood motion-caption actor and film director will be fulfilling every 'Lord of the Rings' fan's dream.

Beginning tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10am, Andy Serkis will be going live as he reads aloud JRR Tolkein's 'Lord of the Rings' prequel book 'The Hobbit' from front to back.

The impressive idea is all in aid of charity of course, and Andy is looking for donations for UK charities Best Beginnings and NHS Charities. Enticing eager fans of the fantasy novel, the man famed for playing Gollum/Smeagol has said that if the target of £100,000 is raised during the reading, then there will be an extra-special surprise for those tuning in. At the time of writing, the page currently has over £20,000 in donations.

Here's the Andy Serkis reading 'The Hobbit' announcement video for you above.

To find out how you can tune into the live stream reading marathon, you can head over to the GoFundMe page right here.

In the brief clip from Serkis above, we see that the star is currently busy working away on the follow-up to 'Venom' starring Tom Hardy, which wrapped filming earlier this year. Entitled 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage', Serkis directed the superhero sequel, which is due for release June 2021.