07 March 2013

Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" Official Trailer!!!

With the US Premiere just a stone throw away at SXSW, the eagerly awaited adaption of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing directed by Joss Whedon, finally has an official trailer!

We were given a glimpse during an interview with with Whedon on CBS' Sunday Morning during promotion for The Avengers and since then every fangirl/fanboy has been itching for more!

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall with much critical acclaim and was picked up for distribution by Lionsgate, a limited release date was set for June 7 (US).

The trailer, presented exclusively by Yahoo! movies, is below for your viewing pleasure.

 What do you think? Are you excited to enter Whedon's vision of one of the great comedies in history?
Filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in exotic Santa Monica, the film features a stellar cast of beloved (or soon to be beloved) actors – some of them veterans of Shakespearean theater, some completely new to the form.  But all dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and intoxicating as any being written, and that the joy of working on a passion project surrounded by dear friends, admired colleagues and an atmosphere of unabashed rapture far outweighs their hilariously miniature paychecks. 

The film follows Claudio (Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof ) who have just returned home to Messina after a successful campaign abroad. When earnest Claudio announces his adoration for the lovely Hero (Morgese), daughter of Messina’s governor Leonato (Gregg), the acid-tongued Benedick teases him mercilessly. Benedick’s scorn for love is matched by that of his long-time nemesis and verbal sparring partner Beatrice (Acker), Leonato’s niece. As the lovestruck Claudio and Hero make plans to marry, Benedick and Beatrice resume the “merry war” of insults they have long waged. Yet there are many who believe that for all their antagonism — or even because of it — this pair of incessantly sniping cynics is surely meant to be a couple. As matchmaking schemes are put into play and disguises are donned, loathing and love soon prove to be close cousins.

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