The Favourite‘s Nicholas Hoult will be heading to theaters this May in Tolkien, playing J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the massively successful Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series’ of novels.
Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply) Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s great love and the woman who inspired the elven princess characters in Lord Of The Rings.
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.
The film, directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), was written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford; produced by Peter Chernin, David Ready, Kris Thykier and Jenno Topping and co-stars Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi.
Fox Searchlight will release the film on May 10, 2019.