Here’s an interview with the man cast as Oxford himself, Rhys Ifans:
Who? Ifans is currently working on the next Harry Potter movie, but hasn’t been in any of the released ones yet. Looking through his bio, trying to figure out what people would have seen … he’s really got nothing as lead. Lots of supporting work. I think I remember him best (and by that I mean, ‘at all’) as roommmate Spike in Notting Hill. That’s going back a bit.
Anyway, what do we learn in the interview?
* Shooting starts in April.
* Shakespeare himself isn’t cast yet, but is apparently an “illiterate drunk” in the movie.
Sounds like a winner.