The ‘Tolkien’ trailer.

So, yeah, I’ll be there May 1st.

I mean, obviously.

Moe Lane

PS: Heh. Just had a thought: if you had asked me, thirty years ago, I would have said that getting a Tolkien biopic on the big screen would be awesome. Which it is. But I’d have gone on to say, matter-of-factly, Because God knows we’re never going to get a live-action version of the Lord of the Rings itself, of course…

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Tolkien biopic coming out May 10th.

So, I maybe watch one movie a year that doesn’t involve explosions or starships or fireballs or whatnot and it’s always interesting to see what will engage m — what’s that?  There’s a Tolkien biopic coming out?

Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment have set a May 10 release date for biographical drama Tolkien.  Directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien, the celebrated author and English professor whose body of work includes the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s great love and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in the Lord of the Rings saga.


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So, they’re doing a Tolkien biopic.

Principal photography is finished on it:

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

So, who’s starring in it? Oh, somebody that you almost certainly know: Nicholas Hoult.  …What’s that? No, really: you know this guy.


You don’t think you know who he is? Fine. (more…)

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Book of the week, plus upcoming books.

And so we remove The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and replace it with the John Adams biography. But I also want to note that the following three books will be coming out very soon:

…and I’m looking forward to all three.

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