In director Joss Whedon's (The Avengers, Serenity) modern re-telling of William Shakespeare's classic, a series of comic and tragic events conspire to keep two couples from truly finding happiness—but then again perhaps love will prevail. Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John plots against the happy couple to destroy the marriage before it begins. Filmed at Whedon's own house, Much Ado About Nothing also stars Nathan Fillion. Official Web Site

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A discussion with director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Lenk, Clark Gregg, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. Recorded June 7, 2013 at The Landmark in West L.A.
(Warning—contains explicit language)
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Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Jillian Morgese, Spencer Treat Clark, Riki Lindhome, Tom Lenk, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney

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