Win Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing on Blu-ray
Preview by Jack Foley
JOSS Whedon’s critically acclaimed Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing is available on DVD and Blu-ray from October 7, 2013, and we have 3 Blu-rays to give away!
In the late summer of 2011, Joss Whedon completed principal photography on Marvel’s Avenger’s Assemble. Upon his return to Los Angeles Joss was contractually obligated to take a week off before beginning his director’s cut of the film.
Rather than travel to an exotic location, or disconnect from the world and unwind, Joss chose to make a completely different kind of film. A film that would be shot almost entirely in his home, a film that would be shot in just under 12 days, a film that would be made with close friends, and a film made with a sincere love for the text, a film that would be Much Ado About Nothing.
Leonato (Clark Gregg, Avengers Assemble, Iron Man), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond, Moneyball), who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher, Serenity TV’s Firefly).
Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof, Avengers Assemble) and Claudio (Fran Kranz , TV’s Dollhouse).
While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (newcomer Jillian Morgese), and Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker, The Cabin In The Woods), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange, with Leonato, their 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, Million Dollar Baby) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark, Mystic River), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.
A series of comic and tragic events may continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.
To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question…
Q. Clark Gregg, who plays Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, plays which character in Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble?
A) Bruce Banner
C) Agent Coulson
Simply send the answer to Much Ado About Nothing competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Much Ado About Nothing is available on DVD and Blu-ray from October 7, 2013.