Lionsgate Buys Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions announced today that they’ve acquired filmmaker Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing, a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

Unlike his blockbuster The Avengers, Much Ado is a low-budget indie shot in black & white. Whedon filmed it in less than two weeks at his home upon completing Avengers. It’s the first production of his micro-studio Bellwether Pictures.

The film, which screened at this week’s Toronto International Film Festival, stars such Whedon veterans as Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg, and Reed Diamond.

“I’m thrilled to be working with my cronies at Lionsgate again, and with The Roadside team," said Whedon in a statement. "That they all embrace a Shakespearean romance with the same enthusiasm they had for ‘Cabin in the Woods’ shows that they’re exactly the mad fools we want to be partying – I mean working – with.”

Source : feeds[dot]ign[dot]com

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