Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 23rd at 4:30 for Much Ado About Nothing at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian A. wearing a white t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
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 happinessbut 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.