Lily Collins has joined Nicholas Hoult in the upcoming biopic Tolkien
Lily Collins (The Last Tycoon, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) has been cast in the upcoming biopic Tolkien, according to Variety. She will play Edith Bratt, the wife of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. Bratt inspired the Elven princess characters Lúthien Tinúviel and Arwen Evenstar in the saga. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, Warm Bodies) will play the lead role in the film.
The Tolkien biopic comes to us from Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment. Tolkien will be directed by Dome Karukoski (The House of Dark Butterflies) from a script from David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. It reportedly takes place before the beginning of WWI, in which Tolkien served from 1916 to 1920. “The Hobbit” was published in 1937 and “The Lord of the Rings” in 1954 and 1955, in three parts. “The Lord of the Rings” was written between 1937 and 1949 and is one of the best-selling novels of all time. “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” were the basis for the two film trilogies. Tolkien has been in the works since 2013.
Lily Collins is known for her work in the TV series The Last Tycoon, in which she plays the role of Celia Brady, as well as films like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Blind Side, Love Rosie, Rule Don’t Apply and Mirror Mirror with Julia Roberts. She’s also been seen in the Netflix film Okja and the film To the Bone.
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