Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anonymous Opens in Limited Release this Friday, October 28th, 2011

Anonymous (2011)

The political and literary thriller Anonymous opens in limited release this Friday, October 28th, 2011. It is expected to be released more widely sometime in November.

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, the film speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays 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 cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Anonymous stars Rafe Spall as William Shakespear, Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Elizabeth I, and Rhys Ifans as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Watch a trailer for the film below.

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