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Trailer Watch: Joss Whedon's Jazzy, Pared-Down 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 7, 2013 at 3:11PM

Check out the new first trailer for Joss Whedon's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," shot in crisp black-and-white and set to St. Germain's "Rose Rouge." The low-budget film stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese as Claudio and Hero.
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"Much Ado About Nothing"
"Much Ado About Nothing"

Check out the new first trailer for Joss Whedon's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," shot in crisp black-and-white and set to St. Germain's "Rose Rouge." The low-budget film stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese as Claudio and Hero. 

"Much Ado" was shot at Whedon's California home over just 12 days. The film debuted in Toronto in fall 2012, and will have a special screening at SXSW. It hits theaters on June 21.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.