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Tolkien: watch Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins in the first trailer

The biopic will be released in cinemas this May.

Tolkien - Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins
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The first trailer has been released for Tolkien, the biopic of world-renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Nicholas Hoult stars as the iconic writer and he’s joined by Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi.

Watch the trailer below:

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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.

The film is directed by Dome Karukoski from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. It is produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready, and Kris Thykier.

Tolkien will be released in cinemas on 3rd May 2019.

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