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Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play J.R.R. Tolkien in Biopic

Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play J.R.R. Tolkien in Biopic

Nicholas Hoult might play “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien in the upcoming film Tolkien!

The 27-year-old Xβ€’Men: Apocalypse actor is the top choice to portray the famous writer, according to Variety.

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Finnish director Dome Karukoski will helm the Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment biopic.

Tolkien will focus on J.R.R. as he “finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. He served in the British armed forces from 1916 to 1920, then wrote the two novels while working at Pembroke College.”

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