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Lily Collins Joins Nicholas Hoult in J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic

Otaku-sempai
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Aug 30 2017, 10:01pm

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Lily Collins Joins Nicholas Hoult in J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Can't Post

I found this item on the Tolkien biographical film at IMDb. It's an article from the Hollywood Reporter:


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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' actor Anthony Boyle also has joined the Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment film.

Lily Collins is in talks to join Nicholas Hoult in Chernin Entertainment and Fox Searchlight's J.R.R. Tolkien biopic.

Anthony Boyle, known for playing Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, also has signed on for the film centered on the famed author.

In Tolkien, Hoult will play the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings book series that were later adapted into two Hollywood trilogies from Peter Jackson. Dome Karukoski is directing the project.

Tolkien, written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, explores the early life of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the horrors of World War I envelope Tolkien's life, they threaten to tear this "fellowship" apart, and he questions the very meaning and purpose of his art. Instead Tolkien finds a way to use these experiences as inspiration for his famous works, among them The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Collins will play Edith Bratt, Tolkien's great love and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in the Lord of the Rings saga.


You can find the complete article here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...lkien-biopic-1033539.

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Eruonen
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Aug 30 2017, 10:35pm

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Sound good! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eruonen
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Aug 30 2017, 11:04pm

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I imagine Anthony Boyle will have to adopt Tolkien's fast and clipped speaking style but [In reply to] Can't Post

will have the hard task of making it comprehensible.


grammaboodawg
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Sep 1 2017, 11:19am

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I'm really looking forward to this :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien's own story is quite incredible. The cast sounds very solid in their ability to do the real-life characters justice :D


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squire
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Sep 1 2017, 8:59pm

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Hoult is playing Tolkien. The piece didn't specify Boyle's role. [In reply to] Can't Post

But your comment is generally very applicable. How much effort will this film make to be true to its period, and how much will they forego or even modernize? How will they try to grab and hold that large segment of the audience for the New Line films that knows and cares nothing for the kind of understated Edwardian drama that characterized the real Tolkiens' early lives?

It doesn't help to read the press release and find out that Edith Tolkien was the inspiration for the the Elvish princesses (note plural) that appeared in the LotR and Hobbit films. I won't be surprised if the screenwriter, in order to avoid confusion, simply has Tolkien begin writing the LotR in the trenches of the Somme.



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Eruonen
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Sep 1 2017, 9:20pm

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Quite correct, I switched names for some reason - [In reply to] Can't Post

If done well, I think of films like Shadow Lands (C.S. Lewis)...broke even at best....and

Box Office

Budget: $22,000,000 (estimated)
Gross: $25,842,000 (USA)

Finding Neverland (J.M. Barrie) as similar author bios that were very good films and it did respectable at the box office

Box Office

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $1,113,521 (Europe) (29 October 2004)
Gross: $51,680,613 (USA)


squire
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Sep 1 2017, 10:26pm

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I think both those films were pretty well done [In reply to] Can't Post

And I agree that they would be good stylistic models for a Tolkien biopic with some integration of his fiction into the story.

I guess I am worried that, when those films were made, neither Lewis (C.S. or Carroll!) was already invested in a billion-dollar film franchise with a notable trait of popularizing and updating the author's outlook to fit modern genre expectations!



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