Sharmill Films is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The film is set for release later in 2013.
Joss Whedon’s (The Avengers, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Cabin in the Woods, Toy Story) acclaimed modern re-telling of the Bard’s comedic play stars Whedon film and television regulars Amy Acker (‘Buffy’, ‘Angel’), Alexis Denisof (‘Buffy’, ‘Angel’), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) and Nathan Fillion (‘Buffy’, ‘Firefly’, Serenity).
Using the original text, adapted by Joss Whedon, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Acker) and Benedick (Denisof) offers a dark, sexy, funny and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
Much Ado About Nothing was shot in and around Joss Whedon’s own home in Santa Monica, California, while he was still working on the blockbuster superhero film The Avengers. Co-produced by Whedon’s wife Kai Cole, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Australian theatrical release date will be announced soon.
The last major film version of Much Ado About Nothing was actor/director Kenneth Branagh’s large scale production 20 years ago starring Branagh and Emma Thompson.
Whedon’s fresh take on the play has received rave reviews and sold-out festival screenings overseas. Trailers for the film have gone viral online as fans of Whedon’s work and Shakespeare alike anticipate the cinema release.