The actor-director is undertaking the task of reading the book from start to end with no breaks to raise money for NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings.
He told his followers: “So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown.
“While times are tough, I want to take you on one of the greatest fantasy adventures ever written, a 12-hour armchair marathon across Middle Earth whilst raising money for two amazing charities, which are doing extraordinary work right now to help those most in need.”
Serkis, who returned to play Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit franchise, has directed the Tom Hardy-starring Venom sequel Let There Be Carnage, which will be released in 2021.
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