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Sometimes the storyteller behind a famous novel and/or film has a life just as fascinating as the characters he/she has brought to life – and J.R.R. Tolkien is almost certainly one of those cases. The creator of Middle-earth was a soldier in Wwi, a codebreaker in WWII, a university professor for more than thirty years and a classic literary specialist who was (at one point) close friends with Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis – among other things, of course.

Fox Searchlight has begun to develop a biopic under the working title of Tolkien, with Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) producing the film through his Chernin Entertainment banner. The Tolkien estate has interfered with previous ...

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