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A director of box-office smashes like The Avengers, and sci-fi TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns out to be a closet Shakespeare fan.
Joss Whedon has been making the press rounds for another film with a dazzling array of super-talent, his adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing .
Writer-director Joss Whedon rounded up a bunch of his actor friends and shot this modern-day adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy at his house in 12 days, as a way to recover from the making of Brad Pitt stars in this adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, playing a United Nations official racing around the world to try and stop a zombie pandemic.
After all, he's the director who decided to make a quick movie in his down time between shooting his first big-budget film and editing it; the screenwriter who dared to adapt a play from the greatest wordsmith in the English language; the optimist who thought: Hey, yeah, let's shoot a Shakespearean comedy at my house; it'll be fun.
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Joss Whedon's California-set Much Ado, filmed in black and white over 12 days, is a charming and witty triumph There was a great fear in the 1960s and 70s that various respected directors who'd moved into making epics and blockbusters would be unable to return, even occasionally, to more modest productions.
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"Much Ado About Nothing", directed, adapted and produced by Joss Whedon was released last week to the tune of an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Much Ado About Nothing is an eminently appealing modern-dress adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy of romantic errors, knocked out in 12 days during downtime on Whedon's 2012 monster Marvel's The Avengers.
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NEW YORK - In the course of about a month, director Joss Whedon went from spending quality time with Hollywood power players such as Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man to hanging with that superhero of sonnets, William Shakespeare.