Fox Searchlight has set a May 10th release date for “Tolkien,” the upcoming biopic about the legendary “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien whom will be played by Nicholas Hoult.
The story explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. The Great War begins, threatening to tear the ‘fellowship’ apart and all of these experiences inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
Dome Karukoski helms the film which also stars Lily Collins as his muse and wife Edith Bratt. David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford penned the script.