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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING To Open Seattle Film Festival, Whedon & Cast Attend

THE AVENGERS director Joss Whedon will be presenting his follow-up to the smash superhero epic at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 16 with none other than the US premiere of his new black-and-white, minisculely budgeted indie adaptation of William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

The film was shot primarily in Whedon's own backyard in just under two weeks last Summer and features a vast assortment of friends and frequent collaborators from the idiosyncratic world of the unique director.

The contemporary take on the classic tale of mismatched love has been met with critical praise in its early screenings, having world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, though the works of Shakespeare are not an always easy sell to most demographics sought by movie studios these days, particularly from a director as high profile as Whedon unquestionably is at this advanced stage of the game.

Nevertheless, following its Seattle Film Festival premiere - where the director and cast will also attend, by the way - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is set for release in June, first in select cities on June 7 and then wide on June 21.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Jillian Morgese and Nathan Fillion.

Visit the official site for the film here.

Check out the original story on the matter here.

So, are you ready for a new Whedon-wise take on a Shakespeare comedy classic?

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