Much Ado About Nothing
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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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

tags: Feature film

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