30 November 2012 10:07 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

by Hannah Soo Park

If you’re expecting Josh Whedon’s next project to be a spectacle like "The Avengers" or "The Cabin in the Woods,” you might be a little surprised to learn that the writer-director’s upcoming movie is actually a seemingly subdued modern-day take on Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”

And now, the indie Shakespeare adaptation has an official release date. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions announced that the film, which premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, will land in theaters on June 7, 2013.

It may have a script derived from Shakespeare’s original text, but don’t expect stuffy period costumes—this interpretation features a contemporary spin on the classic tale (it is Whedon, after all). With his wife in the producer’s chair, the writer-director shot the film at his Santa Monica home during his free time off from filming "The Avengers. »

- MTV Movies Team

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