Magazine article Screen International

Kenneth Branagh’s 'All Is True' Lands at SPC

Magazine article Screen International

Kenneth Branagh’s 'All Is True' Lands at SPC

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Film marks screenwriter Ben Elton’s first original drama.

All Is True

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True set in the final years of William Shakespeare’s life and has set an awards qualifying run in December.

Branagh plays the Bard, Judi Dench his wife Anne, and Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton. The film marks screenwriter Ben Elton’s first original drama and will receive a one-week year-end awards qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on December 21, followed by the official release in 2019.

All Is True takes place in 1613, by which time Shakespeare is renowned as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground and the devastated Bard returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. …

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