Movies: Disobedience; Tolkien

A first look was unveiled for Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience, a film adaptation of the 2006 novel by Naomi Alderman, starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. Deadline reported that the film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September, and "given the involvement of McAdams and Weisz, Disobedience is bound to be the most high profile release of Lelio's career thus far." There is no U.S. distributor at this point.


J.R.R. Tolkien "is getting his movie moment." Deadline reported that Dome Karukoski (The Home of Dark Butterflies) will direct Tolkien, and casting is underway. Chernin Entertainment is producing for Fox Searchlight. The script, by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, "explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the 'fellowship' apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels," Deadline noted.  

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