Lily Collins (“Okja,” “The Last Tycoon”) is set to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic “Tolkien” for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment.
Collins will play Edith Bratt, the author’s great love and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in his master work “The Lord of the Rings”.
The story sees Tolkien finding friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I. He then served and then penned the books.
Finnish director Dome Karukoski will helm the movie from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.