FOX Searchlight has released the second official trailer for the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien. I’d say that’s an aptly named title for this film wouldn’t you?
The trailer offers up looks at Tolkien’s youth, and his own fellowship that become the basis of the Hobbit fellowship featured in his Lord of the Rings masterpiece. It also will feature his love affair with his wife Edith Bratt. Of course there are allusions to his “stories” featured in the trailer as well, so check it out above.
Tolkien hits theaters this May.
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.