When Don Pedro arrives in Messina with his officers Benedick and Claudio, they meet with the Messina Governor Leonato and Claudio subsequently falls head over heels for his daughter Hero but is too shy to court her. Benedick makes it clear that he will never be married, sharing a similar feeling with Leonato's niece Beatrice with whom he strikes up a fiery relationship. While Don Pedro goes about tricking Claudio into wooing Hero and getting Benedick and Beatrice to confess their love for one another, his bitter brother Don John goes about trying to break up the peace in the group with his own callous plotting. Will a string of nasty lies destroy all harmony in the beautifully blossoming courtships, or will love be strong enough to hold it all together?
Joss Whedon ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Serenity', 'Avengers Assemble') directs this stunning take on William Shakespeare's legendary comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing'. In a similar style to Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo and Juliet', the beautiful language penned by the literature pioneer has been preserved and laid over modern circumstances making it a truly magical performance. It has been shot in black and white, adding to the beauty and romance of this wonderful play and it is set for release on June 14th 2013.