Apparently in some circles (you know, the ones inhabited by “academics and brilliant minds”) there is a raging debate whether the 37 plays and 154 sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare were really written by William Shakespeare. Sounds dry, I know, but I suppose if anyone can make, what on the surface seems uninteresting interesting, Roland Emmerich can. Taking place in what appears to be a masterfully scaped Elizabethan England, his latest movie, Anonymous, poses a possible answer through political backstabbing, illicit romances in the Royal Court and greed.
Anonymous stars Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Joely Richardson, Xavier Samuel and Jamie Campbell Bower.
Anonymous is expected to hit US and UK theaters on September 30, 2011.