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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.

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Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing Gets A New Poster news Apr 11, 2013 Eric Eisenberg Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing Gets A New Poster Featuring an amazing ensemble cast stacked with Whedon regulars like Kranz, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg and Sean Maher, the movie is a word-for-word adaptation of Shakespeare's great dark comedy set in modern times and shot entirely at Whedon's house.
Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing WonderCon 2013 Live Blog news Mar 31, 2013 Eric Eisenberg Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing WonderCon 2013 Live Blog There were some absolutely huge films released in 2012, from Skyfall to The Dark Knight Rises to The Hunger Games, but none were bigger than The Avengers. The movie became the third biggest hit of all time, and was the biggest mainstream hit of Joss Whedon’s career.
Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing Trailer Promises Love And Lies news Mar 7, 2013 Kristy Puchko Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing Trailer Promises Love And Lies A modern interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, the film centers on the battling Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof), who pontificate on love, gender roles, and their growing attraction while attempting to do right by their respective best friends, imbrued in relationship troubles of their own. With the film's release fast approaching, Yahoo has unveiled its first trailer.
Joss Whedon, Shane Carruth, Richard Linklater And More Join SXSW 2013 Lineup news Jan 31, 2013 Sean O'Connell Joss Whedon, Shane Carruth, Richard Linklater And More Join SXSW 2013 Lineup SXSW celebrates its 20th anniversary. This year’s fest runs from March 8-16, beginning with Burt Wonderstone and continuing with screenings of already announced (and eagerly anticipated) features like the Evil Dead remake and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.