Tolkien Movie

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Who's Involved:

Nicholas Hoult, olm Meaney, Lily Collins, Craig Roberts, Derek Jacobi, David Gleeson, Dome Karukoski, Stephen Beresford, Pam Ferris, Patrick Gibson, Peter Chernin, Colm Meaney, Laura Donnelly, Anthony Boyle, Tom Glynn-Carney, Genevieve O’Reilly

Release Date:

Friday, May 10, 2019 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Tolkien Plot: What's the story?

Explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Tolkien?

  1. The project will examine the J.R.R. Tolkien's life, particularly his formative years at Pembroke College and as a soldier in World War I, and how it influenced him and his work.
  2. Based on the true story.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Tolkien?

A look at the Tolkien behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Dome Karukoski last directed Tom of Finland and The Starling. The film's writer David Gleeson last wrote Don’t Let Go.


Peter Chernin

Production Company

Chernin Entertainment

Production Timeline: When did the Tolkien come together?

On or about May 28, 2019 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about January 19, 2019 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about July 27, 2017 • The film was in Development status.

On or about November 24, 2013 • The film was in Announced status.

A Hollywood biopic about J.R.R. Tolkien has been announced at Fox Searchlight.

Tolkien Release Date: When was it released?

Tolkien was released in 2019 on Friday, May 10, 2019 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Hustle, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu and Poms.
United States
May 10, 2019 Nationwide
May 10, 2019

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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