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“Lord of the Rings” Actors Launch Campaign to Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien’s Home

J.R.R. Tolkien’s home in Oxford, England will soon be for sale, the very house where Tolkien wrote “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit.” And the actors who starred in the movie adaptations of these beloved novels have launched a campaign to buy it and turn it into a literary center dedicated to his works.

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The crowdfunding campaign titled “Project Northmoor” aims to raise $6 million in three months, with $5 million being dedicated to purchasing the home and the rest used to renovate it and establish a nonprofit organization to operate the literary center. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who portrayed Gandalf in the movies, along with costars Martian Freeman who played Bilbo in The “Hobbit” and John Rhys-Davis who played Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” appeared in a video, asking Tolkien fans and readers, dubbed “our fellowship of funders” by McKellen to donate what they can, and establish various tiers to the fundraising project like restoration of Tolkien’s garden and creating a lair for the dragon Smaug.

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The literary center will be the first-ever created to honor Tolkien’s legacy and serve to host literary programs for fantasy writers and fans alike.

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Hailee Steinfeld Cast As Kate Bishop For ‘Hawkeye’ on Disney+

Disney + is getting ramped up for their original Marvel tie-in shows to be released on the platform like WandaVision which will drop in January, Loki and Hawkeye. It has been confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld will play Kate Bishop along side Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye in the new show, which has begun filming this week.

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Rick Riordan on Adaptations, LGBT Fans, and Letting Go of ‘Percy Jackson’

Rick Riordan was planning to semi-retire after finishing The Tower of Nero, the last book in the Trial of Apollo series and the sequel series to Heroes of Olympus. He was going back to school to get a Ph.D. in Celtic mythology at Harvard at the time, when Disney called to pitch an idea: adapting the Percy Jackson series for Disney+.

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How Dr. Seuss Made Serious {Green Eggs and) Ham in 2020

The legacy of the beloved children's author is unmatched; making $33 million dollars in 2020 alone. In the era of competitive streaming services, once again we're shown the places we could go.

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