|Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg & others. Joss Whedon, director|
In 2012, cult favorite Joss Whedon hit the big time by directing The Avengers; quite surprisingly, he followed it up with this free-form version of Shakespeare's classic comedy, and in true auteur fashion he also adapted, produced, and even scored the music for it. Transposed to the modern day and filmed in black and white in just 12 days, this "good-humored and unpretentious" (LA Times) film stars Alexis Denisof as Benedick and Amy Acker as Beatrice, trading barbs in one of literature's greatest "will-they-or-won'tthey" courtships. DVD extras include two featurettes on the film, a music video, and cast and director commentary.
"Whedon, without skimping on the tale's tragic undercurrents, has crafted an irresistible blend of mirth and malice."—Rolling Stone