The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
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 and stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Pam Ferris, James MacCallum, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly and Derek Jacobi.
Tolkien is scheduled for cinematic release on the 10th May 2019.