Although we probably have a couple of years to wait before the new Lord of the Rings TV series arrives on Amazon, Fox Searchlight has a little something to hold over fans in the meantime. The movie, simply titled Tolkien, is a biopic that explores the life of legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien from his early creative partnerships and pursuits at boarding school and college to his harrowing experiences in World War I. Directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), it doesn’t seem to be steering clear of biopic cliches but Tolkien’s life should at least be interesting enough to justify its existence. The movie stars Nicholas Hoult in the lead role with a supporting cast that includes Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Craig Roberts, Mimi Keene, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly and Derek Jacobi. Tolkien hits select theatres on May 10th; check out the first trailer below and see what you think.