Lionsgate acquired North American distribution rights to “Much Ado About Nothing” following its premiere in September at the Toronto Film Fest. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have set a June 7 release for New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, followed by an expansion on June 21.
Whedon’s version of the Shakespeare comedy, with a contemporary spin, also stars Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher and Reed Diamond.
Kai Cole and Whedon produced “Much Ago” through Bellwether Pictures, with Daniel Kaminsky as co-producer. The film was shot in 12 days, using the original text, after Whedon completed principal photography for Marvel’s “The Avengers” and was contractually obligated to take time off before continuing with post-production.
The film also marks Whedon’s debut as a cinematic composer.