'Tolkien' director on honoring life, legacy of famed 'Lord of the Rings' author (interview)

By The Christian Post

Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins star in "Tolkien," Dome Karukoski’s new biopic about the “Lord of the Rings” writer’s formative years. | Fox Searchlight

Warning: spoilers ahead

As a child growing up in Finland, filmmaker Dome Karukoski felt an unusually strong kinship with fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien.

“I was first exposed to The Hobbit and Lord of Rings when I was 12 or 13, and those books were life-changing for me,” Karukoski told The Christian Post. “I was an outsider who was bullied. I craved friends. When I read those books, it was like the characters became friends of mine.”

Source:The Christian Post