AUSTIN (KXAN) - Did Shakespeare write his own plays?
That question is at the heart of a new movie opening Friday called "Anonymous."
Just like a Shakespeare play, "Anonymous" is part tragedy, comedy and romance in the quest to discover who is the true Shakespeare.
The film suggests the real Shakespeare is the Earl of Oxford, whom asks playwright Ben Jonson to be the front man for his work.
Jonson refuses, and instead, a drunken semi-illiterate actor named William Shakespeare takes credit for the plays.
Director Roland Emmerich was given the script 10 years ago.
"Over the years, it became an obsession, and then you are standing on a movie set filming it," said Emmerich.
It's a new genre for the director, who is known for making blockbusters such as "2012," "Godzilla" and "Independence Day."
"Art movies can ask big questions, and the movie asks a lot of questions," said Emmerich. "It kind of probes a little bit deeper into this time we think we know."
"Anonymous" is rated PG-13.
Emmerich has 10 reasons why he thinks Shakespeare is a fraud.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.