Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing gets a release date
Here is some brief news for Whedonites and Shakespeare fans alike.
Joss Whedon's adaptation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING finally has a release date. For those looking to catch a viewing will be able to see it in limited release on June 7, 2013. It opens the same day as AFTER EARTH, THE INTERNSHIP, and NOW YOU SEE ME.
When our very own Chris Bumbray saw it at TIFF this year, he said that, "it was both faithful to the original play, but also given a thoroughly modern upgrade that didn't feel the least bit contrived. It's an interesting exercise for Whedon, who usually relies so heavily on his own dialogue, but is forced to completely reinvent his own style with this." He ended up giving the movie a 7/10. Not bad.
Synopsis: Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very "merry war"; they are both very glib and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. By means of "noting" (which sounds the same as "nothing," and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar.