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Nov 152017

Upcoming young star cast in film…

Star of the Amazon Series Red Oaks has now joined the cast of the upcoming film biopic Tolkien, which is currently in production in England.

Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment add Craig Roberts to the film lineup.

The ever expanding cast of director Dome Karukoski’s take on the life of young Professor Tolkien, has just added a new actor to it’s stable of young stars.

Variety has just posted this exclusive report that Craig Roberts has been added to the cast of Tolkien and will likely play yet another one of Tolkien’s doomed friends, who die in WWI, marking him forever after and influencing his desire to create the epic stories of Middle-earth.

Here is an excerpt from the Variety story…

“Tolkien,” directed by Dome Karukoski, and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, focuses on the early life of the author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Roberts plays Sam, with whom Tolkien serves during World War I, the horrors of which threaten to tear the “fellowship” apart.

Go HERE to read more… Here also are two new photos from IMDb, showing Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins as the young John and Edith.

 November 15, 2017  Posted by at 9:21 am
  • Ruca77

    “Sam” true name or based on Samwise Gamgee? 😉

  • Good observation… I will see what I can track down.