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Tom Glynn-Carney Signs on for ‘Tolkien’ Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Glynn-Carney has joined the cast of “Tolkien,” joining actors Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins in the upcoming biopic of the “Lord of the Rings” author.

Glynn-Carney’s most notable film role to date is in “Dunkirk.” On stage he appeared in Sam Mendes’ “The Ferryman” this year, the latest theater work by “Jerusalem” playwright Jez Butterworth.

The film focuses on J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. After the war, he went on to write “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

Glynn-Carney will play Christopher Wiseman, socially adept beyond his years and the class clown, who spots Tolkien’s potential and invites him into his social group. Hoult (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) plays the budding author, and Collins (“Okja,” “The Last Tycoon”) stars as Edith Bratt, his sweetheart and eventual wife, and the inspiration for several of his literary characters.

The script for “Tolkien” comes from David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment are producing. Dome Karukoski, whose “Tom of Finland” is the official Finnish entry in the foreign-language Oscar race, will direct.

Glynn-Carney is repped by Oliver Slinger and Natalie Day at Independent Talent.

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