New 'Tolkien' movie trailer takes us through the period that inspired JRR Tolkien's most celebrated novels

In the story, the author, who was orphaned at a young age, finds comfort in the companionship of a group of fellow outcasts at school


                            New 'Tolkien' movie trailer takes us through the period that inspired JRR Tolkien's most celebrated novels

'Tolkien', a movie based on the life of legendary author JRR Tolkien, the man who penned 'The Lord of the Rings' is slated to release on May 10 and an all-new trailer was released recently. The film is an American biographical drama starring Nicholas Hoult as the older JRR Tolkien, while Harry Gilby would portray the author in his formative years. The film portrays the period which inspired Tolkien's works, especially his 'Middle-Earth' novels. 

In the story, the author, who was orphaned at a young age, finds comfort in the companionship of a group of fellow outcasts at school. He also finds his artistic inspiration among them. At the outbreak of World War I, however, this fellowship is threatened and the group may be torn apart. A "brotherhood that was formed to change the world with the power of art" happens to be his only source of strength, so what will the young Mr. Tolkien do to save his friends? The film dwells on this premise and more.

Nicholas Hoult plays the role of JRR Tolkien in the upcoming film 'Tolkien'. (Source: YouTube)
Nicholas Hoult plays the role of JRR Tolkien in the upcoming film 'Tolkien'. (Source: YouTube)

 

From when Tolkien was young, he has been fascinated with words and has always wanted to write about something. He decides that he would write about magic — "something that is beyond anything anyone has ever thought of before" and that is the seed for what is today one of the most celebrated pieces of literature — 'The Lord of the Rings' series — which has a cult following of its own. 

The movie will also portray Tolkien's love life. The film will show how he falls in love with Edith Bratt, played by Lily Collins.

JRR Tolkien's lover Edith Bratt, who later becomes his wife, is played by Lily Collins. (Source: YouTube)
JRR Tolkien's lover Edith Bratt, who later becomes his wife, is played by Lily Collins. (Source: YouTube)

She is the love of his life, who Tolkien later marries and she is also his muse. Edith has inspired many a character in Tolkien's works. The younger Edith is played by Mimi Keene.

 

The film directed by Dome Karukoski and co-written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford is produced by Peter Chernin, David Ready, Kris Thykier, and Jenno Topping. The cinematography for the film is by Lasse Frank Johannessen and the film also stars Tom Glynn-Carney, Anthony Boyle and Patrick Gibson among others.