Tolkien

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Tolkien
'Tolkien' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

"Tolkien" is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.

The movie was released in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2019 and in the United States on May 10, 2019. It is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures under the Fox Searchlight Pictures banner, making it the first film released by Searchlight after their acquisition by Disney on March 20, 2019.

The film follows the story about the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', as well as notable academic works. 

Cast - Nicholas Hoult as J. R. R. Tolkien
           Harry Gilby as young J. R. R. Tolkien
           Lily Collins as Edith Bratt
           Mimi Keene as young Edith Bratt
           Colm Meaney as Father Francis Morgan
           Derek Jacobi as Prof. Joseph Wright
           Anthony Boyle as Geoffrey Bache Smith
           Adam Bregman as young Geoffrey Smith
           Patrick Gibson as Robert Q. Gilson
           Albie Marber as young Robert Q. Gilson
           Tom Glynn-Carney as Christopher Wiseman
           Ty Tennant as young Christopher Wiseman
           Craig Roberts as Private Sam Hodges
           Pam Ferris as Mrs. Faulkner
           James MacCallum as Hilary Tolkien
           Guillermo Bedward as young Hilary Tolkien
           Laura Donnelly as Mabel Tolkien
           Genevieve O'Reilly as Mrs. Smith
           Owen Teale as Headmaster Gilson
           Samuel Martin as Red Eyed Captain

Release Date - May 3, 2019 (United Kingdom)
                          May 10, 2019 (United States)

Genre - Biography, Drama

Directed by - Dome Karukoski

Produced by - Peter Chernin
                         Jenno Topping
                         David Ready
                         Kris Thykier

Written  by - David Gleeson
                      Stephen Beresford

Music by - Thomas Newman

Cinematography - Lasse Frank

Edited by - Harri Ylönen

Production Company - Fox Searchlight Pictures
                                        Chernin Entertainment

Distributed by - Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Country - United States

Language - English

Running time - 111 minutes

Budget - $20 million

Box office - $7.8 million


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