About this time a year ago it was revealed that Joss Whedon had completed an entire movie secretly. Yes, somehow the Whedonites didn’t even know about it. What movie was this that slipped under everyone’s radar? Well, the movie was a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Just recently the film screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and it appears that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired the film. The film starring such Whedon regulars as Amy Acker (The Cabin In The Woods), Fran Cranz (The Cabin In The Woods), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Alexis Denisof (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Tom Lenk (Angel) and Clark Gregg aka Agent Coulson (The Avengers) was completed in just around 12 days in Santa Monica.
Whedon commented on Lionsgate and Roadside acquiring the film:
“I’m thrilled to be working with my cronies at Lionsgate again, and with The Roadside team. That they all embrace a Shakespearean romance with the same enthusiasm they had for Cabin in the Woods shows that they’re exactly the mad fools we want to be partying – I mean working – with.”
The film will be a joint theatrical release by Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions although no specific date has, as of yet, been announced.