Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Gets a Release Date

Juliette B Edwards | 20 January 2013 | 0 Comments   

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Joss Whedon’s super-low budget adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring many of the Whedonverse’s finest, was acquired for distribution by Lionsgate a few months ago. After a stint on the festival circuit, it’s set to be released in cinemas on 7th June 2013 in the USA and 14th June in the UK.

From IMDb:

A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

The cast is as follows:

Beatrice – Amy Acker

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Whedon cred: Angel, Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods.
 
Benedick – Alexis Denisof

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Whedon cred: Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse and Avengers (in the mid-credit ‘Thanos’ scene. He’s not wearing his own face, so nobody really recognised him.)

 

Claudio – Fran Kranz

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Whedon cred: Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods.

Hero – Jillian Morgese

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Whedon cred: Avengers (uncredited)

 

Don Pedro – Reed Diamond

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Whedon cred: Dollhouse

 

Leonato – Clark Gregg

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Whedon cred: Avengers.

 

Don John – Sean Maher

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Whedon cred: Firefly and Serenity.

 

Margaret – Ashley Johnson

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Whedon cred: Dollhouse and Avengers.

 

Borachio – Spencer Treat Clark

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Whedon cred: None.

 

Conrad – Riki Lindhome

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Whedon cred: Buffy

 

Dogberry – Nathan Fillion

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Whedon cred: Buffy, Firefly, Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

 

Verges – Tom Lenk

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Whedon cred: Buffy, Angel and Cabin in the Woods.

 

There are more, but the character is either unlisted on the IMDb page or they aren’t main characters to the play. With a lineup like this, it’s no wonder the film festival reviews were raving.

Much Ado was filmed in black and white, in just 12 days.

 

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