Back in 2011, after Joss Whedon had finished shooting what would go on to become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, he managed to find two weeks to shoot a movie with a slightly smaller budget. Okay, almost no budget at all. He gathered together a bunch of friends at his home in Santa Monica and shot a contemporary black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing… you know, just for fun. Talk about going from one end of the spectrum to the other.
The movie played a handful of festivals before eventually getting picked up for distribution by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Although I would think it’s pretty hard to get people interested in a black and white Shakespeare adaptation nowadays, if anyone can pull it off, it’s probably Joss Whedon. Much Ado About Nothing stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg and it hits select theatres on June 7th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.