Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

October 25th, 2011 by Brian Leave a reply »

I’m a fan of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. I’m a fan of Joss Whedon. (Check out his writing credits – have you ever heard of Toy Story?)

He’s also the screenwriter and director for the new Avengers movie that’s coming out next summer. Last month, they finished filming the Avengers movie and have sent it to post-production. Whedon was supposed to take a month’s worth of vacation, but his wife encouraged him to make the movie he’s always wanted to do: Much Ado About Nothing. Here’s the movie’s site.

He filmed it in 12 days at his house and used his own production company. This may prove to be a technology landmark if this movie forgoes the traditional movie release process. Theatrical releases may have to compete with Internet streaming.

Check out the cast list. Many are friends with author P.J. Haarsma.
The Players:

Amy Acker – Beatrice
Alexis Denisof – Benedick
Nathan Fillion – Dogberry
Clark Gregg – Leonato
Reed Diamond – Don Pedro
Fran Kranz – Claudio
Sean Maher – Don John
Spencer Treat Clark – Borachio
Riki Lindhome – Conrade
Ashley Johnson – Margaret
Emma Bates – Ursula
Tom Lenk – Verges
Nick Kocher – First Watchman
Brian McElhaney – Second Watchman
Joshua Zar – Leonato’s aide
Paul M. Meston – Friar Francis
Romy Rosemont – The Sexton
And introducing Jillian Morgese as Hero


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