Latest Tolkien trailer shows the inspiration Middle-Earth
TolkienÂ 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 â€śfellowshipâ€ť apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
Nicholas HoultÂ (Rebel in the Rye,Â Mad Max: Fury Road)Â stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of such classic works asÂ The Lord of the RingsÂ andÂ The Hobbit, withÂ Lily CollinsÂ (The Last Tycoon,Â Rules Donâ€™t Apply) as his wife Edith. Itâ€™s directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), with a script from David Gleeson (Cowboys and Angels) and Stephen Beresford (Pride).
The film also stars Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Craig Roberts (Red Oaks), Anthony Boyle (The Lost City of Z), Patrick Gibson (The OA), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), Genevieve Oâ€™Reilly (The Legend of Tarzan), Laura Donnelly (Outlander), Pam Ferris (Holmes and Watson) and Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express). Producers are Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready of Chernin Entertainment, along with Kris Thykier of Archery Pictures.
TolkienÂ will open in theaters everywhere May 10.