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Watch: New Trailer For Roland Emmerich’s ‘Anonymous’ Says “We’ve All Been Played”

Watch: New Trailer For Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous' Says "We've All Been Played"

That’s True In More Ways Than One

So Roland Emmerich has made a movie that isn’t about something getting destroyed hundreds of different ways? But while “Anonymous” is about Shakespeare, don’t worry, Emmerich has still found a way to make sure the story includes cannons.

A new trailer has dropped for the conspiracy film and it expands on what we saw in the teaser trailer back in the spring, sexing up the conspiracy theory that *gasp* Shakespeare didn’t write all his own plays and in reality, it was Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. Despite the pretty decent cast — Edward Hogg, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, Rafe Spall — this still looks pretty dumb. “We’ve All Been Played” says the tagline…insert your own joke here.

“Anonymous” will make its world premiere at TIFF for some reason and then open in theaters on October 28th. Check it out below. [via HeyUGuys]

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@ Kevin: Have you seen the film? Your strong opinion leads one to believe you have actually given it a chance, but that might not be so, correct? What’s up with haters these days? No constructive reviews, just nasty comments about other people’s work. I’m not defending the film, but I am just so sick of know-it-alls-sorry-for-their-boring-lives film critics, who are unable to keep an open mind.

@Emily: Curious from your comment, how you would construct a film by not telling one story. Silly comment, no? Besides – film is art and art shall provoke, no?


There is a difference between making a film about the controversy behind Shakespeare’s authorship and speculating on the numerous theories behind it, and flat-out claiming Shakespeare was a fraud and the Earl of Oxford wrote his work. This should be an open film with various interpretations, not a “No, this is how it really happened!” one, where they keep hitting you in the head with the idea that we are so naive and the whole world was cheated. Emmerich, stop using cheap tricks just because you’ve run out of ideas.


Marlo(we): “The stage ain’t got no writers. Only actors.”


I still expect the world to end by the time this film is over.

tristan eldritch

History: But we thought you wrote all those marvelous plays……

Shakespeare: All in the Game, yo.

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