Roland Emmerich‘s new film, the ‘who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays’ conspiracy tale Anonymous, got a little prestige bump when it was programmed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. But let’s face it: as much as we celebrate TIFF, and with very good reason, a festival packed with hundreds of films is going to spotlight a few clunkers. Will Anonymous be one of those?
A second trailer has dropped for the picture, and it retains the Radiohead track (‘Everything in its Right Place’) that scored the first trailer, but significantly ups the silliness factor. This trailer might not give you much of an idea about the actual story in the film, but it will offer the heads-up that it is all very, very serious. Read More »
For his latest film, Anonymous, Roland Emmerich departs from his established world-busting pattern…or does he? While the film doesn’t feature scenes of overt global destruction as per 2012 and Independence Day, the movie does seek to drop a bomb on the literary world by taking seriously the conspiracy theory that says the works of William Shakespeare were in fact penned by someone else.
The cast is quite good (Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower and Derek Jacobi) and now you can get a taste of how this particular dramatic experiment plays out by checking out the trailer below. Read More »
Hot off the success of The Social Network, director David Fincher is currently directing the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. We already know the adaptation of the popular book by Stieg Larsson will star Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist plus Fincher just announced that actors Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Steven Berkoff (A Clockwork Orange) and David Dencik, who appears in the original Swedish film, will join a cast that already includes Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård. Hit the jump for more. Read More »