Nicholas Hoult stars as J.R.R. Tolkien in the new FOX Searchlight Film that tackles the story of the world famous author. 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.
Joining Hoult in Tolkien are Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Robets, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris, and Derek Jacobi. The film is slated for a May release.