'Much Ado About Nothing' gets premiere date
It will be unveiled on September 8th at the Toronto International Film Festival (X)
Here’s a highlight from the programmer’s notes:
Elizabethan theatre may seem a peculiar choice for the genre revisionist who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, but there are a number of elements in Shakespeare’s classic that clearly fall within Whedon’s oeuvre, the inspired repartee being only the most obvious. Shot in just twelve days on location in Whedon’s own Santa Monica home, this new Ado is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance, a timeless comedy brought deftly to life by its cast of trained Shakespeareans and notable members of Whedon’s unofficial stock company. Whedon calls Shakespeare’s play “a deconstruction of the idea of love” — but you could also just call it a good time and be done with it.