Joss Whedon took a break from the 'Avengers' movie universe to film a slight modernization of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing.' A group of his friends and familiar faces from the Whedon-verse hang out at the director's house for a week and make an indie film -- the results border on the self-indulgent while blissfully eschewing pretension.
Much Ado About Nothing
The trailer for Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' has hit and it looks wonderful. Whedon has always shown an affinity for witty and layered language and dialogue in his television work, so it's no surprise that he's a fan of William Shakespeare. This adaptation looks less like a prestige project and more like a lark from a fan of the the great playwright -- not that there's anything wrong with that!
Did you know that 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon helmed his own take on the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing' while also working on the biggest film of the year? He did, and the finished film recently screened at Toronto's International Film Festival, where Lionsgate picked it up for release.