Tolkien – Cinema May 10th

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON TOLKIEN BIOPIC ON THE AUTHOR OF LEGENDARY LORD OF THE RINGS SAGA WITH NICHOLAS HOULT, LILY COLLINS, DEREK JACOBI

‘TOLKIEN’ EPIC BIOPIC
 DEPICTS A LIFE OF LOVE, COURAGE AND FELLOWSHIP
few months ago director Francis Lee found himself in a sort of a pickle when the family of famous fossil hunter Mary Anning refused to give any support to his film Ammonite in which she is played by Kate Winslet as the film portrays her as a lesbian and there are no real records or evidence that she ever was lesbian. Something similar is happening now to another biopic – TOLKIEN on the famous author of legendary Lord of the Rings saga. His family has also decided not to endorse the movie and hasn’t been a part of its production in any way. But then again, they did not give support to Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies either, but they did back the upcoming Amazon‘s TV series on the famous saga (for which they did get about $250 million for the rights – deservedly if I might say so). It seems that Fox movie studios did not even try to involve the family in the movie which depicts the early years in the extraordinary life of J.R.R. Tolkien which influenced his later writing. His son Christopher Tolkien said that the commercialization of his father’s work has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing! With or without the family’s support, Dome Karukoski‘s movie in which Nicholas Hoult plays famous storyteller is ready to hit theatres around the world next month.
Hoult previously played J.D. Salinger as well
Tolkien will hit cinemas worldwide May 10th

 

THE STORY OF 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. The movie also sees Lily Collins playing his wife, with Derek Jacobi, Patrick Gibson, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle also in the cast
Nicholas Hoult takes the role of the father of LOTR