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Incoming J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic

Listen up Tolkienites! This one might just be the biopic you’ve been waiting for!

Protagonist Pictures has just announced the coming of a brand new documentary called Middle Earth, which will detail the early life of the legendary British fantasy author, J R.R. Tolkien

The movie will also follow Tolkien’s time at Oxford, his relationship with Edith Bratt, and perhaps most importantly, his time serving in WWI, which served as his primary inspiration for writing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

So far, screenwriter Angus Fletcher has written the script, and Downton Abbey director, James Strong, is set to direct. 

The film has apparently been a long time coming, requiring six years of archival research and personal interviews. Judging from what we know so far, the end product will stack up!

Are you excited for the film? Already know everything there is to know about Tolkien? Comment your favorite bit of trivia below!

 

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