The LA Times is reporting that a biopic about author J.R.R. Tolkien is in the works. The biopic, tentatively titled Tolkien, looks at the author’s life with a focus on his years at Pembroke College and as a soldier in World War I. These are the formative years that most influenced his work.

David Gleeson is writing the script for Fix searchlight. It’s being produced by Chernin Entertainment.

Not much more is known at this point, ut the timing of the news is serendipitous as the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug draws near.

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