Amid filming The Avengers in 2011, Joss Whedon corralled his usual players for a filming of the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Reported to be his passion project for some time now, the film is a modern retelling of the classic play where one couple is brought together, and another torn asunder, through the means of rumor and gossip. This film premiered at TIFF last year to positive reviews.
The trailer above promises a fun, jazzy retelling starring Whedon favorites including Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, and pretty much everyone else he has ever worked with. It was filmed at Whedon’s house in California and, with a great director such as Whedon and the incomparable source material from Shakespeare, we can only expect a great film.
Release date – June 21