Well I always love a good period drama and when it comes anything even related to William Shakespeare I’m in. ANONYMOUS starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis and Australian Xavier Samuel will hit the big screen this October, basically the film is a political thriller about who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare, check it out after the jump.
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
ANONYMOUS is due to hit Aussie Screens on the 6th October! Check out the trailer below