All Is True: Branagh’s Biopic of Shakespeare, Starring Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellan

Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True, a drama about a little-known period in the final years of William Shakespeare, will be released by Sony Classics.

Branagh directs and plays the playwright in the biopic, which co-stars Oscar winner Judi Dench and Oscar nominee Ian McKellan.

Photo: Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

As required, the film gets a one-week Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on December 21, followed by wider release in 2019.

All Is True
Sony Pictures Classics

Penned by Ben Elton in his first original drama, All Is True is set in 1613 when Shakespeare is the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground.

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 (Judi Dench) and daughters and is also forced to examine his failings as husband and father.

Ian McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton.