All is True Trailer: Kenneth Branagh is William Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh goes from adapting William Shakespeare’s work to playing the Bard himself in the trailer for his latest film, All is True. The movie, which Branagh also directed, gets its title from the alternate name for Shakespeare’s play Henry VIII.

Branagh, of course, has been adapting Shakespeare’s plays to the big screen for nearly three decades, going back to 1989’s Henry V (which he also starred in as King Henry V). The actor/filmmaker’s Shakespearean adaptations have also varied widely in style and tone, ranging from more conventional takes on Much Ado About Nothing to films like Love’s Labour’s Lost (which reimagines its source material as a 1930s Hollywood musical) and As You Like It, a retelling that teleports the Bard’s romantic comedy to a European colony in 19th century Japan. All is True, however, marks a change of pace in the sense that it’s the first movie that Branagh’s directed about Shakespeare the man.

Related: ). Sony is releasing the drama later this month, which will allow it to both qualify for next year’s awards ceremonies and serve as counter-programming to the big December tentpoles like Mary Poppins Returns and Aquaman. Suffice it to say, fans of Branagh’s Shakespeare adaptations – and his work in general – will certainly want to give this one a look, at some point.

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All is True begins a limited U.S. theatrical release on Friday, December 21.

Source: Sony Pictures Classics

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