As promised, today we have a very special treat for our readers. Our friends at FOX Searchlight Pictures are letting TheOneRing.net host the premier of the trailer of their highly anticipated movie “Tolkien.” For the next two hours, from 7:00 a.m. PST to 9:00 a.m. PST, you’ll only be able to see the movie trailer here on TORn, after which it will go live on The FOX Searchlight Pictures site.
The movie, “Tolkien,” is directed by Dome Karukoski and stars Nicholas Hoult as a young J.R.R. Tolkien and Lily Collins as a young Edith Bratt. The story focuses on the friendships, experiences and romance that influenced Tolkien in his early years.
Did you guess our clues correctly? We posted two clues here over the weekend to help you guess the surprise in store for you today. Some of you guessed clue 1 correctly. ‘British Beast’ refers to Nicholas Hoult’s role as Beast in the “X-men” movies. Clue 2 was a bit more obscure (okay, a lot more obscure). ‘Tea with a wise man’ refers to Christopher Wiseman, Tolkien’s close friend and fellow member of the T.C.B.S. (Tea Club, Barrovian Society), covered in the movie.
“Tolkien” is schedule to open in the U.K. on May 3, and in the U.S. on May 10. Stay tuned to TORn for updates between now and then. In the mean time, enjoy the trailer!