Much Ado About Nothing
The contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' was shot in Kai Cole and Joss Whedon's spacious Santa Monica home, well away from the studio system... A tart romantic comedy chronicling two pairs of lovers, Whedon's MUCH ADO retains the 16th century language but places its characters in a modern world of iPods and cupcake towers. There are multiple steamy love scenes, a few stolen puffs of marijuana and, as befits a Shakespeare adaptation from a man who made a teenage girl an action star, a slyly feminist take on a plot line that revolves around one character's virginity... Filmed in secret over 12 days while Whedon was on a break from THE AVENGERS, the movie is homemade in a multitude of ways.
"The smoothest and most enjoyable of all Shakespeare comedies on film."
New York Magazine
Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz
Screenplay: Joss Whedon, Original von / by: William Shakespeare
Director of Photography: Jay Hunter
Film Editor: Daniel S Kaminsky, Joss Whedon
Composer: Joss Whedon
Production Designer: Cindy Chao, Michele Yu
Sound: Victor Ennis
Producer: Joss Whedon
Co-Producer: Kai Cole
Production Company: Bellwether Pictures
World Sales: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution
Director: Joss Whedon