Much Ado About Nothing Gets Official Release Date!
Exciting news Whedonites! Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon’s production of the Shakespeare classic has finally been given an official release date. Roadside Attractions and Lions Gate will be releasing the film in a few markets on June 7th, 2013, going on to a wider release on June 21st.
The movie, which was filmed in a matter of days in the director’s own home, boasts a familiar cast of Whedon regulars. Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof star as the romantic leads, with a supporting cast that includes Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Clark Greg and Fran Kranz. Filmed in black and white, it is sure to be a departure from Whedon’s latest epic The Avengers, a small picture with an intimate cast of characters combined with the director’s legendary storytelling should be a feast for the eyes.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s film, “Much Ado About Nothing”. Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
Writer, director, and producer Joss Whedon hits the big screen again with this inventive, modern-day version of one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof ) have just returned home to Messina after a successful campaign abroad. When earnest Claudio announces his adoration for the lovely Hero (Jillian Morgese), daughter of Messina’s governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), the acid-tongued Benedick teases him mercilessly. Benedick’s scorn for love is matched by that of his long-time nemesis and verbal sparring partner Beatrice (Amy Acker), Leonato’s niece. As the lovestruck Claudio and Hero make plans to marry, Benedick and Beatrice resume the “merry war” of insults they have long waged. Yet there are many who believe that for all their antagonism – or even because of it – this pair of incessantly sniping cynics is surely meant to be a couple. As matchmaking schemes are put into play and disguises are donned, loathing and love soon prove to be close cousins.