Finally a poster debuts for Joss Whedon’s modern interpretation of, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ – which quite frankly, I’m beside myself with excitement to see the two actors play the leads in my all-time favourite Shakespeare play. Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof of ‘Angel‘ fame are reunited to play Beatrice and Benedick, the world’s least likely lovers headed for their inevitable tumble into love. As Joss Whedon puts it: “The text is to me a deconstruction of the idea of love, which is ironic, since the entire production is a love letter – to the text, to the cast, even to the house it’s shot in.”
Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz and Reed Diamond also star in this entirely Black and White film shot by Jay Hunter.
Filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in exotic Santa Monica, the film features a stellar cast of beloved (or soon to be beloved) actors – some of them veterans of Shakespearean theater, some completely new to the form. But all dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and intoxicating as any being written, and that the joy of working on a passion project surrounded by dear friends, admired colleagues and an atmosphere of unabashed rapture far outweighs their hilariously miniature paychecks.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ from Lionsgate is set for a limited release in US cinemas on 7th June, 2013, and rolled out to more screens on 21st June 2013. Kaleidoscope is set to release it in the UK, with the date yet to be announced.
Check out the poster below…