An upcoming historical thriller directed by CGI disaster movie legend, Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012) and written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Legend of the Guardians). It stars Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower and Derek Jacobi. The film involves the question of who actually wrote the plays of William Shakespeare. It follows Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Ifans), and is set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I (Redgrave) and the Essex Rebellion against her. The film set to make its world premiere at 36th Toronto International Film Festival in September.
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