New Tolkien Featurette Highlights the Iconic Author’s Influence


New Tolkien Featurette Highlights the Iconic Author's Influence

New Tolkien featurette highlights the iconic author’s Influence

Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for their upcoming film Tolkien, the biopic of Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R. Tolkien. The video features stars Nicholas Hoult (Dark Phoenix) and Lily Collins, telling stories of how the legendary author’s iconic books have influenced their lives. Check out the video below!

RELATED: Latest Tolkien Trailer Shows the Inspiration for Middle-Earth

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.

Nicholas Hoult (Rebel in the RyeMad Max: Fury Road) stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of such classic works as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, with Lily Collins (The Last TycoonRules Don’t Apply) as his wife Edith. It’s directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), with a script from David Gleeson (Cowboys and Angels) and Stephen Beresford (Pride).

RELATED: Tolkien Trailer: Nicholas Hoult Stars as Author J.R.R. Tolkien

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 O’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.

Tolkien will open in theaters everywhere May 10.