New movie about life of ‘Lord Of The Rings’ author J. R. R. Tolkien begins filming

Filming has started in the north west of England on Tolkien; a new film about the creator of The Lord Of The Rings.

X-Men star Nicholas Hoult will play the young J. R. R. Tolkien in the movie by Finnish director Dome Karukoski.

Hoult will be joined by Lily Collins (To the Bone) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek).

Tolkien will explore “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.”

Widely acknowledged as the “father” of modern fantasy literature, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892 in South Africa and died in 1973 in Bournemouth, UK.

The English writer, poet, philologist and university professor is best known as the author of fantasy novels The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

The movie is expected to arrive in cinema in late 2018.