Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare knew how to throw a party.

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MPAA Rating
PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use.
1 hour, 49 minutes

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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, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins. official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Adaptation of The Shakespeare classic comedy.
  • This film was prepared in one month (the break Joss took from The Avengers for holiday) and shot in 12 days in Joss's house. Premiered September 8, 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival.