Thomas Newman is currently recording his score for the upcoming biographical drama Tolkien. The film is directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) and stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts and Colm Meaney. The movie tells the story of author J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings books, as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school and serves as a British soldier in World War I. David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford (Pride) wrote the screenplay. Peter Chernin (War for the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion), Jenno Topping (Hidden Figures, The Greatest Showman) and David Ready (Red Sparrow) are producing the project for Chernin Entertainment, alongside Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass, The Debt) for Archery Pictures. Tolkien will be released in 2019 by Fox Searchlight.

As previously reported, Newman also has John Lee Hancock’s Netflix original movie The Highwaymen starring Kevin Costner & Woody Harrelson coming up.