Thursday, February 25, 2010

VANESSA REDGRAVE IN ROLAND EMMERICH'S SHAKESPEARE MOVIE

After our favourite British ladies Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave will also play a queen Elizabeth. She will join David Thewlis and Rhys Ifans in Roland Emmerich's new movie "Anonymous". The film will center on an old theory that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Here's what Emmerich said for "Empire":
We have Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Elizabeth, David Thewlis as William Cecil, old and young, and Rhys Ifans as The Earl Of Oxford. It's a true English cast and I'm really proud of it. There's 12 main characters and 20 or 30 other characters, and each of the characters is really good.It's a mix of a lot of things: it's an historical thriller because it's about who will succeed Queen Elizabeth and the struggle of the people who want to have a hand in it. It's the Tudors on one side and the Cecils on the other, and in between is the Queen. Through that story we tell how the plays written by the Earl of Oxford ended up labeled "William Shakespeare".
So, what do you think about this, do you believe that Emmerich can make a non-apocalyptic drama with acclaimed actors?

4 comments:

  1. I'm more surprised Emmerich found time to make out-of-genre movie, than I am at him actually making out-of-genre movie.

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  2. Emmerich and Shakespeare... isn't that an oxymoron?

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  3. it IS a huge oxymoron, Alex :))))

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