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November 19, 2016 11:01 am  #1


Middle Earth (Tolkien biopic)

This seems like a huge rumour to me, but since it's out there: Apparently Benedict and David Tennant are rumoured to be in the running for the lead role in the biopic about JRR Tolkien, "Middle Earth". I have doubts, since it says in this article that in the film Tolkien will be 22 years old. I mean, especially Benedict is known for his ability to look much younger than he really is... but this much younger...?

http://www.movienewsguide.com/jrr-tolkien-biopic-middle-earth-director-james-strong-young-tolkien/310091


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November 19, 2016 11:07 am  #2


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This sounds intriguing but I agree with you, the age could be a problem. Although Benedict and David Tennant still would be a more probably choice than Ian McKellen, much as I love him. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


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November 19, 2016 11:14 am  #3


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Two years ago The Hollywood Reporter suggested that if there was ever going to be a biopic about Tolkien's life, Benedict would be perfect for the lead role.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/5-benedict-cumberbatch-biopics-dont-752864
Maybe someone extrapolated the idea from this article?


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November 19, 2016 11:16 am  #4


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Very true, Susi! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

And apart from the age problem, I'm not sure who of the two I'd prefer in the role... it says in the article that they both look a bit like young Tolkien, but it's not easy to find any pictures of young Tolkien on the internet...

http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/j.r.r.-tolkien.jpg

 

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November 19, 2016 11:20 am  #5


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How about this one?

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/2848/425331-tolkien0416.jpg


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November 19, 2016 11:26 am  #6


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So does he look more like Benedict or more like David? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

You know what, I'm seeing Tom Hiddleston there.


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November 19, 2016 11:48 am  #7


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I can see a resemblance to Benedict or Tom, not so much David. Tolkien looks older than 22 in that photo though. I was thinking Alex Lawther would be about the right age, but then I thought of Matthew Beard who I think matches Tolkien's look better.

http://i.imgur.com/Km852Lo.jpg

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November 21, 2016 3:31 am  #8


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Wouldn't it be something if Martin Freeman were to end up playing a supporting role?  I mean, they've teamed up in "Sherlock", and they ended up both having roles in The Hobbit trilogy, so why not give them both roles in this Tolkien biopic? =)
 

 

November 21, 2016 9:49 am  #9


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SolarSystem wrote:

So does he look more like Benedict or more like David? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

You know what, I'm seeing Tom Hiddleston there.

Yes, Hiddles was my first thought as well as I saw the picture. A bit of Benedict... but no, I can't see David...


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