You can’t keep an FX boffin down it seems as Roland Emmerich’s upcoming “Anonymous”, a 16th century conspiracy thriller revolving around the true ownership of the work of William Shakespeare, will feature all sorts of special effects.
Rising Aussie actor Xavier Samuel (“Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Newcastle”) tells GQ Magazine that “there is a lot of green screen, a lot of special effects. They’re really re-creating the London from that time. It’s going to be quite visually spectacular.”
Samuel also discussed his role, saying “I play the Earl of Southampton. He’s one of the only people that Shakespeare ever dedicated his work to.” Shakespeare himself in the film is being portrayed as “some illiterate actor who was putting his name to plays he didn’t even write” and suggests Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford as the genuine author of the likes of “Macbeth,” “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet” and many more.
Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrace, Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson also star in the film penned by John Orloff (“A Mighty Heart”) which is currently shooting in Berlin.