The second trailer has arrived for the Fox Searchlight drama, Tolkien, directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) directed from a script by David Gleeson (The Front Line) and Stephen Beresford (Pride), has just debuted. The film’s based on the life of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien and explores his life leading up to the creation of the iconic fantasy books about hobbits, wizards, dwarves and elves.
Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Favourite) leads the cast as J.R.R. Tolkien and Lily Collins (The Last Tycoon, Rules Don’t Apply) plays his wife, Edith. Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Craig Roberts (Red Oaks), Anthony Boyle (The Lost City of Z), Patrick Gibson (The OA), Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), Genevieve O’Reilly (The Legend of Tarzan), Laura Donnelly (Outlander), Pam Ferris (Holmes and Watson), and Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express) also star in the 2019 drama.
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready, and Kris Thykier served as producers. Tolkien‘s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Lasse Frank Johannessen, editor Harri Ylönen, production designer Grant Montgomery, and costume designer Colleen Kelsall. The film’s score was provided by Thomas Newman.
Fox Searchlight will release Tolkien in theaters on May 10, 2019.
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.