Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for their new upcoming film Tolkien, which tells the story of legendary Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien. It digs deep into his life and the things that happened in it that motivated him to create Middle Earth and the stories that fueled it.
Nicholas Hoult plays the part of Tolkien, and the movie looks like an emotional and inspiring tale. As a longtime fan of Tolkien’s literature, this is a movie that I really like to watch. As you’ll see, the movie also gives up some gorgeous imagery inspired by his classic fantasy stories, like the dragon Smaug.
The movie will explore Tolkien’s early life and follow “the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of 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 movie also stars Lily Collins as Edith, Tolkien’s wife, as well as Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris, and Derek Jacobi.
Tolkien will be released in theaters on May 1st.