Check out a first look at Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien for the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ author’s biopic

'Tolkien' is set for release on May 10

The first photos of Nicholas Hoult as Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have been released.

The X-Men and Skins actor is set to play the legendary writer in the upcoming biopic Tolkien, where he’ll be joined by Craig Roberts, Pam Ferris, Derek Jacobi, and Lily Collins who plays his wife Edith. The film “explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school,” a synopsis of the film reads according to NME.

Check out the pictures of Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien below.

The forthcoming film is set for release on May 10th.
Lead photo courtesy of @JUMPCUT_ONLINE on Twitter.