Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Goes to Lionsgate

The director puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale with this comedy starring Amy Acker.

Lionsgate acquires Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing
Lionsgate acquires Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing
Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to Joss Whedon's reboot of the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The deal closed after it's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy, starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg and Reed Diamond.

The Marvel's The Avengers director wrote, produced and helmed the project. Here is what he had to say about working with Lionsgate.

"I'm thrilled to be working with my cronies at Lionsgate again, and with the Roadside team. That they all embrace a Shakespearean romance with the same enthusiasm they had for 'The Cabin in the Woods' that they're exactly the mad fools we want to be partying -- I mean working -- with."

Much Ado About Nothing was released June 7th, 2013 and stars Amy Acker, Emma Bates, Sara Blindauer, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, Spencer Treat Clark, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Variety

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  1. the Narrator

    I'm pumped for this. Bring it!

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  2. skywise

    So glad he is doing this and its nice to see him working with Fillion and Maher again. Definatly going to watch this.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. Dan

    I need to see this. Now.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. WongFu

    three of these actors have worked together at some point with Joss, Angel and Buffy. I would like to see the entire gang back together but as different characters and not within the Buffyverse.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Justice Kowaleski

    WOW Shakespeare + Joss Whedon = GENIUS

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag


    I'm sorry does that say Joss Whedon... enough said!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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