17/10/2011 12:41 BST | Updated 17/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Was Shakespeare A Big Fraud? Film 'Anonymous' Thinks So (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Something that has intrigued literary scholars for hundreds of years is the burning question... did William Shakespeare really write all the magical works credited to him? And if not him, who did?

Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow) has his own ideas, and now he's tuned his blockbuster skills to put them into a big-budget epic Renaissance drama starring Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis and that stalwart of period romp, Derek Jacobi.

Click here to read director Roland Emmerich's ten powerful reasons for why he thinks Shakespeare is a fraud, and see an exclusive clip of his big-budget film above.

Anonymous is in UK cinemas from 28th October.