Lily Collins joins Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien!
Lily Collins is set to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainments J.R.R. Tolkien biopic Tolkien.
Collins will play Edith Bratt, Tolkiens great love, and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in the Lord of the Rings saga. Finnish director Dome Karukoski will helm the movie.
The films script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford focuses on the author as he finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. He served in the British armed forces from 1916 to 1920, then wrote the three Lord of the Rings novels while working at Pembroke College. Tolkien died in 1973.