Much Ado About Nothing by Joss Whedon

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This is going to be golden. Excellent starcast!

Much Ado About Nothing is an upcoming independent film directed, produced, and written by Joss Whedon, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film premiered at the 2012 TIFF.

Amy Acker as Beatrice
Alexis Denisof as Benedick
Nathan Fillion as Dogberry
Reed Diamond as Don Pedro
Clark Gregg as Leonato
Fran Kranz as Claudio
Jillian Morgese as Hero
Sean Maher as Don John
Spencer Treat Clark as Borachio
Riki Lindhome as Conrade
Emma Bates as Ursula
Ashley Johnson as Margaret
Tom Lenk as Verges
Nick Kocher as First Watchman
Brian McElhaney as Second Watchman
Joshua Zar as Leonato’s aide
Paul M. Meston as Friar Francis
Romy Rosemont as The Sexton

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the starcast and the director... the internet is going to cum.
 

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Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American independent film directed, produced, and written by Joss Whedon, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Spencer Treat Clark, Riki Lindhome and Ashley Johnson. Much Ado About Nothing premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and is set to have its theatrical release on June 7, 2013.
 
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It’s practically legend now that Whedon and his cast, which includes his old hands like Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg, made the film in just 12 days, and how any group of filmmakers – no matter how talented – could’ve made a such a smartly-crafted Shakespeare adaptation in such a short window of time is simply mind-boggling. (The complex language! The references to things that don’t really get used anymore, like letters!)

Whedon’s Much Ado takes place in the present day, and seems unconcerned with the multiple mentions of places in Italy despite the fact that clearly looks like it was filmed in Southern California. The words are the Bard’s but the inflection and direction has just a bit of Whedon sauce, drawing humor out of the prose with well-timed sight gags and gestures. In all, it’s how a Shakespeare update should be done.
That’s not to say Much Ado is perfect – a few moments feel like they maybe could’ve gotten an extra take or two – but those imperfections just serve to make it more endearing. And Whedon’s film isn’t supposed to feel like a massive blockbuster – he saves that mojo for The Avengers. It’s not an ambitious Shakespeare epic like those made by Baz Luhrmann and Kenneth Branagh, either, even though it has small flavors of both. Instead watching Much Ado feels like reading Whedon’s personal sonnet – to drama, to filmmaking, to the art of doing wonderful things just because you can.
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