Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures film “Tolkien” will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday 23rd July.
“Tolkien” explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
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Directed by Dome Karukoski (“Tom Of Finland”), “Tolkien” is written by David Gleeson (“Cowboys & Angels”) and Stephen Beresford (“Pride”), and stars Nicholas Hoult (“The Favourite”) as J.R.R. Tolkien with Lily Collins (“Okja”) as his future wife and muse Edith.
The film also stars Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Derek Jacobi, Harry Gilby, Adam Bregman, Albie Marber, Ty Tennant, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly and Pam Ferris.
“Tolkien” is produced by Peter Chernin, p.g.a., Jenno Topping, p.g.a., David Ready, p.g.a., and Kris Thykier p.g.a.
The film is already available on Disney+ in some countries including Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are you looking forward to seeing “Tolkien” on Disney+?
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