As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weathers the storm of a tumultuous courtship with Edith Bratt and the outbreak of World War I. These early life experiences later inspire the budding author to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”
Director: Dome Karukoski
Budget: $20 million
Box office: $9 million
When: Monday 29th April 2019
Where: Curzon Mayfair, London
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Where: Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
- The film is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s early life, author of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
- This is Director Dome Karukoski’s first English language film.
- The Tolkien estate disapproved of the movie, alike many adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work. The family and estate issued a statement to make clear that they did not endorse the movie or its content.