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Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to Open Seattle International Film Festival

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Joss Whedon‘s take on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” will be opening the 39th annual Seattle International Film Festival. Whedon and stars of the film, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg, are all confirmed to attend Opening Night.

“I could not be happier that the Seattle International Film Festival will be opening this year with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, said Denisof, who plays Benedick in the film. “I grew up in Seattle, and it is where all my dreams of being an actor began. Bringing this movie to my hometown is a very special occasion.

The film is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s comedy. Using the original dialogue, it was filmed in just 12 days while Whedon was on a contractual break from working on “The Avengers.” His wife Kai Cole produced the film, and the pair shot it right in their own home.

The Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Gala will take place on May 16. The film will show at McCaw Hall and an after-party will take place next door at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. You can purchase tickets by visiting www.siff.net.