Watch the Slick Trailer for Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

What Shakespeare on Geek Syndicate? Yes that’s right and this time it’s being bought to you courtesy of Joss ‘in your face Justice league movie’ Whedon

Now this isn’t the usual thing we would usually run on the GS site (I know we are uncultured slobs) but this trailer of Joss Whedon’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing  is not only slick (loving the back and white vibe) but is a veritable who’s who of genre TV. Don’t believe watch the trailer and see who you spot as one day this will be a pub quiz question.

What great about this kind of genre crossover is it will probably get a lot of people checking out this Shakespeare tale who probably would never have given it a second look before. Fans of the whedonmeister can now also follow him on Twitter at  @MuchAdoFilm.

Directed by Joss Whedon

Starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, Tom Lenk

Synopsis: Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

Reporter: Nuge

Source: Much Ado About Nothing

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