‘Tolkien’ Biopic Starring Nicholas Hoult Finally Gets a Release Date

We are thrilled to report that Fox Searchlight’s JRR Tolkien biopic Tolkien finally has a release date!

Nicholas Hoult
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Starring Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien, the film will explore 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.

It will also chronicle his meeting and falling in love with wife/muse Edith Bratt, played by Lily Collins.

Dome Karukoski directs from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.

Fox Searchlight has announced May 10th, 2019 as the official release date for the film.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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