Nicholas Hoult will star in J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic
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We haven't discussed this upcoming project, which has been in the news on and off for the past few months.

DenofGeek has a roundup of the latest details.

IMDB has cast info, too.

Nicholas Hoult will play the young John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Lily Collins is the young Edith Bratt (his future wife). Edith, as most Tolkien fans learn, was three years his senior and not acceptable to Tolkien's guardian Father Francis Morgan. J.R.R.T. had to wait until he reached his age of majority before he could renew their relationship. By that time Edith was engaged to someone else and he barely persuaded her in time to break off that commitment.

Edith was Tolkien's inspiration for Luthien Tinuviel.

Tom Glynn-Carney has been cast as Tolkien's friend Christopher Wiseman. Wiseman was the only one of Tolkien's closest friends to survive the First World War and it was for him that Christopher Tolkien was named.
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It is always cool to know about the life story of authors.
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I trust they will try to convey some insight as to what inspirations (linguistic and life-experience as well as academic) impelled him to develop his mythos and publish tales from it.

I'm now envisioning a historical-fictional "biopic" not really about the actual Primary world J.R.R. Tolkien, but that most enigmatic of his characters, John R. R. Tolkien, eventually Professor, the discoverer and translator of the Red Book of Westmarch, which would include how he acquired it and came to work out how to translate the languages and scripts from the Third Age, against the backdrop of his eventful life and times.
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Well, this is the synopsis currently available on IMDB.

Quote:J.R.R. Tolkien, a love lorn soldier, draws from an epic life on his return from the Great War to create one of the greatest works of literature in "The Lord of the Rings".

Who knows how accurate that is.
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