Ink-Covered First Official Poster for Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous'
Debate: Was Shakespeare a Fraud? Seriously, this is still that Roland Emmerich movie. I don't believe it either, but hot damn am I excited to see it. Sony Pictures has debuted the first official poster via Latino Review for Emmerich's Anonymous, the "is Shakespeare a fraud" period piece starring Rhys Ifans as Edward de Vere, who some believe was actually Shakespeare. We featured a trailer for this a few weeks ago and I think it looks quite good. Ifans told Empire the film "isn't Emmerich-esque at all. He's great at those huge scenes and big showbiz shots, but he's meticulous emotionally as well." See the inky new poster below!
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain to Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage. Directed by Emmerich and written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Legend of the Guardians). Anonymous will hit theaters on October 28th.