Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing features a plethora of notable actors primed by the intimacy of the film’s shoot. The entire film was produced immediately following Whedon’s completion of The Avengers and features the director in his element, surrounded by friends, at home. You can find out more about the film here.
Screened most recently at SXSW to much acclaim, the film stars Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion and many more. It will receive a limited release beginning in the UK on June 7, 2013.
Leonato, the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John. Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero, while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.
In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade and Borachio, plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.
A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.
Source: The Film Stage