Directing a low-budget adaption of a Shakespeare comedy isn’t the most typical route for most blockbuster directors. After directing last summer’s box office behemoth The Avengers, writer and director Joss Whedon secretly filmed the upcoming adaptation Much Ado About Nothing at his Santa Monica home in only 12 days. After the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, information about the film was limited. The project has been on the minds of many curious people and now these curious people can get their first glimpse at some footage from the film. The first official trailer and international poster have arrived, which you can check out below.
As you can obviously tell from the trailer, Much Ado About Nothing is a black and white film that features a few of Whedon’s friends, frequent collaborators, and promising newcomers. The film features a cast that includes Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg and Reed Diamond. If you’re unfamiliar with Shakespeare’s comedic play, Much Ado About Nothing centers on two pairs of lovers who struggle with the concept of love. Although the film is primarily set in current day Los Angeles, the Shakespearian language is still intact.
After seeing the trailer, it looks like the film will be an entertaining relationship comedy. It’ll be interesting to discover how Whedon’s loyal fan base reacts to the film. Check out the trailer and poster below:
Much Ado About Nothing, which recently had a screening at SXSW Film Festival in Texas, is set for a limited release on June 7th.