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Much Ado About Nothing -- Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick.
Much Ado About Nothing -- A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
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Much Ado About Nothing -- Joss Whedon's modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.


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Joss Whedon (written for the screen by)
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14 June 2013 (Ireland) See more »
Shakespeare knows how to throw a party.
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Amy Acker ... Beatrice

Alexis Denisof ... Benedick

Nathan Fillion ... Dogberry

Clark Gregg ... Leonato

Reed Diamond ... Don Pedro

Fran Kranz ... Claudio

Jillian Morgese ... Hero

Sean Maher ... Don John

Spencer Treat Clark ... Borachio

Riki Lindhome ... Conrade

Ashley Johnson ... Margaret

Emma Bates ... Ursula

Tom Lenk ... Verges

Nick Kocher ... First Watchman

Brian McElhaney ... Second Watchman

Joshua Zar ... Leonato's Aide
Paul Meston ... Friar Francis

Romy Rosemont ... The Sexton
Elsa Guillet-Chapuis ... The Photographer
Adam Carver ... Additional Cast
Kim Alu ... Additional Cast
Salvador Alvarez ... Additional Cast
Joren Anderson ... Additional Cast
Cas Austin ... Additional Cast

Donovan Ayub ... Additional Cast
Brent Ballatore ... Additional Cast
Chloe Bateman ... Additional Cast
Arthur Bateman ... Additional Cast
Josh Berman ... Additional Cast
Joel Blacker ... Additional Cast

Sara Blindauer ... Additional Cast
Alex Bloomingdale ... Additional Cast
Samar Bloomingdale ... Additional Cast
Brett Ryan Bonowicz ... Additional Cast (Wedding Guest)
Karin Bracher ... Additional Cast (as Karin Bracher)
Mark Bracher ... Additional Cast
Weston Bradley ... Additional Cast
Silas Briton ... Additional Cast (Wake Guest)
Amy McIntyre Britt ... Additional Cast (as Amy Britt)
Susan Budd ... Additional Cast

Ronnie Campagnone ... Additional Cast
Joseph Carnegie ... Additional Cast
Naomi Chan ... Additional Cast
Martin Charles ... Additional Cast
Anya Colloff ... Additional Cast
Julia Dalzell ... Additional Cast

Mike Danner ... Additional Cast
Jacob Darby ... Additional Cast

Kelsey Darragh ... Additional Cast

Giulia Davis ... Additional Cast
Tim Davis ... Additional Cast
Jenny DeArmitt ... Additional Cast
Sara Dorfman ... Additional Cast

Brandon Elonzae ... Additional Cast

Elsi Eng ... Additional Cast

Chris English ... Additional Cast

Sasha Feiler ... Additional Cast

Amanda Fein ... Additional Cast
Kara Fein ... Additional Cast
Michael Ferman ... Additional Cast (as Mike Ferman)
Ben Fickes ... Additional Cast

Peter Frederiksen ... Additional Cast (Waiter)
Ashley Friedlander ... Additional Cast (Wedding Guest)

David Fury ... Additional Cast

Drea Garcia ... Additional Cast (Wedding Guest) (as Andrea Garcia)
Kristen Garemani ... Additional Cast
Noyan Garemani ... Additional Cast
Catherine Garrison ... Additional Cast
Anne Geare ... Additional Cast
Margie Glick ... Additional Cast
Steve Glick ... Additional Cast
Caroline Williams ... Additional Cast (as Caroline Goddard)

Drew Goddard ... Additional Cast
Rachel Goldman ... Additional Cast
Elliot Graham ... Additional Cast
Drew Greenberg ... Additional Cast
Anna Grimm ... Additional Cast
Micki Grover ... Additional Cast
Mimi Haddon ... Additional Cast
Cailey Hall ... Additional Cast
Alisha Hallett ... Additional Cast
Elin Hampton ... Additional Cast
Brin Hill ... Additional Cast

Sabrina Hill ... Additional Cast
Naiby Hilton ... Additional Cast
Andrew Hoegl ... Additional Cast
Nicole Hoegl ... Additional Cast
Matthew Hood ... Additional Cast
Tamar Malley ... Additional Cast (as Tamar Malley Hu)

Nelly Imame ... Additional Cast (Guest)
Tarik Inhaddou ... Additional Cast
Mulu Johnson ... Additional Cast
Jeannette McNeil Jones ... Additional Cast
Daniel S. Kaminsky ... Additional Cast
Mike Kaminsky ... Additional Cast
Nathan Kelly ... Additional Cast
Tom Kemper ... Additional Cast
Carla Kettner ... Additional Cast
Rachel Klauber-Speiden ... Additional Cast
Alan Klyce ... Additional Cast
Paren Knadjian ... Additional Cast
Andrew Knauer ... Additional Cast
Holly Knight ... Additional Cast
Diego Kontarovsky ... Additional Cast
Gudni Kristjansson ... Additional Cast (Wake Guest)
Catherine Kyritsi ... Additional Cast (as Catherine Kyritsis)
Joel Landson ... Additional Cast
Aileen Latcham ... Additional Cast
Paul Leslie ... Additional Cast
Joanne Levin ... Additional Cast
Jenny Lynn ... Additional Cast
Noah Maffitt ... Additional Cast
Cairin Malley ... Additional Cast

Amanda Marlon ... Additional Cast (Wake Guest) (as Amanda Neuderyd Marlow)
Nicki Maron ... Additional Cast

Henry Mason ... Additional Cast
Dex Matthews ... Additional Cast
John T. McCracken ... Additional Cast (as John McCracken)
Bryce McLeay ... Additional Cast
Kara McVey ... Additional Cast
W. Robert Millar ... Additional Cast (as Robert Millar)
R. Emerson Moncure ... Additional Cast
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Parks
Noelle Piche
Lisa Randolph ... Additional Cast
Sean Russell ... Additional Cast

Jessie Sherman

Stacy Shirk
Adam James Shirley
Laura Stokes ... Additional Cast
Kimberly Tien

Ricky Titus-Lam (as Ricky Titus)

Natalie Whittle

Malika Williams

Directed by
Joss Whedon 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (written for the screen by)

William Shakespeare (play)

Produced by
Kai Cole .... producer
M. Elizabeth Hughes .... line producer
Daniel S. Kaminsky .... co-producer
Nathan Kelly .... line producer
Joss Whedon .... producer
Original Music by
Joss Whedon 
Cinematography by
Jay Hunter 
Film Editing by
Daniel S. Kaminsky 
Joss Whedon 
Production Design by
Cindy Chao 
Michele Yu 
Costume Design by
Shawna Trpcic 
Makeup Department
Jessyca Clendenin .... hair department head
Jenna Tucker .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Jensen .... second assistant director
Maileen Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joseph Carnegie .... art production assistant
Alexander Hernandez .... set dresser
Caroline Kim .... art department assistant
Alicia Teele .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Victor Ray Ennis .... supervising sound editor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... first assistant sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Paul Hackner .... dialogue supervisor
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor
Rich Macar .... commentary re-recordist
Sean Oakley .... boom operator
Cody Peterson .... boom operator
Matt Schwartz .... boom operator
Nathan Whitcomb .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
David Cole .... digital colourist
Amanda Morrison .... senior compositor
Michael Gaines .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Flavio Buenrostro .... set lighting technician
M. Shane Cates .... electrician
Clayton Daily .... second assistant camera
Micky Froehlich .... additional camera operator
Jeffrey Giblin .... electrician
Josh Goldman .... grip
Elsa Guillet-Chapuis .... still photographer
Ryo Hata .... electrician
Joe Hedge .... digital imaging technician
Adam Lutz .... grip
George Maxwell .... chief lighting technician
Thomas McCarty .... set lighting technician
Pete Mignin .... lighting technician
Matt Valentine .... camera operator
Brian C. Weed .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Galen Beers .... key costumer
Julia Chase .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Tom Forletta .... colorist: home video
Josh Gladstone .... assistant editor
Carrie Oliver .... digital data conformist
Music Department
Ashley Alexander .... score coordinator
Clint Bennett .... music editor
Clint Bennett .... music supervisor
Miles Bergsma .... score technical assistant
David Low .... musician: cello
Deborah Lurie .... score producer
Michael John Mollo .... electronic music programming
Mark Robertson .... orchestra contractor
Brian R. Taylor .... additional score recordist
Jeremy Underwood .... assistant score engineer
Michael Valerio .... musician: bass
Ed Woolley .... score studio technician
Other crew
Joren Anderson .... production assistant
Cameron Arguelles .... media quality control
Weston Bradley .... production assistant
Sara Branscum .... script supervisor (as Sara Sposito)
Ethan Cushing .... production assistant
Jennifer S. Milliman .... basecamp p.a.
Christin Mizelle .... production assistant
Craig Pratsch .... production assistant
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... digital intermediate producer
Anita Surendran .... legal services
Riley Trela .... production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conform (uncredited)
Noah Maffitt .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use
109 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:0 | Hungary:12 | Ireland:12A | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:M18 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #48126)

Did You Know?

This movie was filmed at Joss Whedon's Santa Monica home, which was designed and decorated by Whedon's wife Kai Cole. Cole suggested Whedon make it in lieu of going on vacation for their 20th anniversary because it had long been his passion project.See more »
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35 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Charming, 30 June 2013
Author: summeriris from United Kingdom

This is such a great adaptation. The actors speak their lines with clarity and emotion. The cinematography is great, and the movie is in turns very funny and tragic. A lot will be written about how Hero would never simply die because she was accused of 'not being a virgin', well she didn't. For once when I was watching it I got a sense of what was driving Claudio, his sense of betrayal and hurt. What he did was reprehensible but you could understand that he did have what he thought was good reasons. And for once I got a sense of real threat from Benedict's challenge. Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof made a delightful Beatrice and Benedict. You could feel the attraction there and you knew why Don Redro had such an easy time of it convincing his fellow conspirators to get them together.

What really impressed me about this film is how obvious it is that the cast is having a good time. The acting seems to be effortless and it is all spot on, and Clark Gregg/Nathan Fillion/Reed Diamond are hilariously funny. I think this is how Shakespeare should be done, as simply great entertainment. When you have that, you have the complexities laid out before you and like Claudio's anger you can see the reasons for the actions of the characters plainly.

'Much Ado About Nothing' has been very well served by Wheedon and his company of players, such a joy and that can be so rare in films nowadays.

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