The first trailer has been released for a new movie about the creator of The Lord Of The Rings.
X-Men star Nicholas Hoult will play the young J. R. R. Tolkien in Finnish director Dome Karukoski’s upcoming biopic.
Filming began in the north west of England in late 2017, with Hoult joined by Lily Collins (Les Miserables), Colm Meaney (Star Trek), Pam Ferris (Call the Midwife) and Derek Jacobi (Last Tango in Halifax).
The official synopsis reads: “Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow 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.”
Watch the trailer:
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.
Tolkien arrives in cinemas on 3rd May in the UK and on 10th May in the USA.
The complete The Lord of the Rings trilogy box set is available on Amazon.