The poster for Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous has arrived online today – posing a question historians, academics and many conspiracy theorists have asked: Was Shakespeare a fraud?
I personally like to believe William Shakespeare wrote (at least) the vast majority of the works he is credited with. We may never know the full truth, but Emmerich tackles the intrigue in a big way: using the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex Rebellion as the backdrop.
Although the film lacks any high-profile stars, there is a great pedigree amongst the cast. Vanessa Redgrave has an Oscar to her name, and Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis and Derek Jacobi are all exceptional actors. The trailer leaves a little something to be desired, but we’ll see how everything turns out when the film hits on September 30.