Tolkien biopic finds its director

A new film about Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has found its director – and it’s not Peter Jackson!

Middle Earth is about Tolkien and the events that inspired him to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The film will be directed by James Strong who has previously worked on Broadchurch and Downton Abbey.

The film is being produced by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, who brought Tolkien’s epic story of Frodo, Sam, Aragorn and Gandalf to the big screen.

The story follows Tolkien’s early life and love affair with Edith Bratt, whom he later married. The couple lived happily in Oxford, surrounded by friends, but when war broke out in 1914 Tolkien embarked on four years of battle and hardship, an experience that influenced his Middle Earth stories.

As a huge fan of Professor Tolkien’s work I’m definitely intrigued by this.

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