At last, it's finally here. The trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, based on the Shakespeare comedy. The film was shot at Joss' house over a week or so on micro-budget, when he was on a short break from directing his blockbuster hit The Avengers. According to Yahoo movies Joss and his wife Kai were supposed to go on a mini-vacation to Italy for a week, but at the last minute she suggested they cancel the trip and film the movie because the script was already written and she thought it would be fun. The film has amazing buzz and looks fantastic from the trailer. It stars Amy Acker as Beatrice, Alexis Denisof as Benedict, Fran Kranz as Claudio and Jilliam Morgese and Hero. Nathan Fillion plays
Dogsberry. The film will go to SXSW, then have a limited release on June 21.
During the production of Joss' classic tv hit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the cast would often meet at Joss' house for impromptu readings of Shakespeare plays (Whedon says that's how he relaxes). When he was Alex and Amy in the roles, he knew he wanted to do the film. But it took a number of years for him to find time to do it. Rumors say that Sarah Michelle Gellar never showed up for the Shakespeare readings. Make of that what you will. Here's the trailer: