Hey, if you can’t make a proper Lord of the Rings movie, why not tell the story of its author, J.R.R. Tolkien? The man who took us all into the incredible world of Middle Earth had an exciting life of his own, one that inspired the vast adventures that have entertained millions of hobbit fans for decades. And now that story is being told in Tolkien, which stars Nicholas Hoult as the revered author.
Continuing the trend of movies about authors and how they came up with their great ideas. The feel-good drama centers on Tolkien’s school-aged years and his time fighting in WWI. Those experiences and the people he would meet became the inspiration for the places and characters in his novels. While
Here’s the synopsis: 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.
Directed by Dome Karukoski with Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi co-starring, Tolkien opens May 10th.