Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, has joined the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. Well, Peter himself hasn’t joined the hunt, but he has lent his Gulfstream G650 private plane to the search effort, according to the New Zealand Herald. His plane is being used to help facilitate communications among teams currently searching the Indian Ocean for the missing Boeing 777.

"Peter would not seek publicity for something like this and would actively avoid it in fact,'' said spokesman Matt Dravitzki.  "A lot of civilian and military aircrafts are involved in the search and it's kind of disappointing that because one is owned by a celebrity it becomes a matter of news when there are [over] 200 people missing.''

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was carrying 239 people when it went missing on March 8, 2014, while traveling to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.