First Trailer for “Tolkien” Biopic Is One Trailer to Rule Them All

J.R.R. Tolkien remains one of the most influential fantasy authors to this day, giving us The Lord of The Rings series, and a legacy that continues to live on today. Fox Searchlight is readying to release a new biographical movie about the man soon, and the first trailer for it has finally dropped.

Check out the trailer below, and enjoy it with your second breakfast or elevenses:

The film stars Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien himself, along with Lily Collins as his wife Edith, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi. It’s directed by Dome Karukoski.

Here is the official synopsis from Fox Searchlight:

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.

“Tolkien” opens in US theaters on May 10, 2019.

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