Sony Pictures have released the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ focusing on the twilight years of the infamous bard.

Directed by and starring Branagh as Shakespeare, the original screenplay reveals a dramatic and little known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh is the playwright, Judi Dench is his wife Anne, and Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton.

Ben Elton makes his original drama debut as screenwriter, Branagh, Ted Gagliano and Tamar Thomas are producing.

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The film will be released in Ireland and the UK February 8th 2019.

All Is True Movie Poster

All is True Official Synopsis

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. 

Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

L-R: Jack Colgrave Hirst as Tom Quiney, Kathryn Wilder as Judith Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare, Judi Dench as Anne Shakespeare, Clara Duczmal as Elizabeth Hall, Lydia Wilson as Susanna Hall
Judi Dench as Anne Shakespeare
Ian McKellen as the Earl of Southampton
Jack Colgrave Hirst as Tom Quiney and Kathryn Wilder as Judith Shakespeare