"Lionsgate acquires Joss Whedon's <i>Much Ado About Nothing</i> Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to Joss Whedon's reboot of the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The deal closed after it's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy, starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg and Reed Diamond.

The Marvel's The Avengers director wrote, produced and helmed the project. Here is what he had to say about working with Lionsgate.

"I'm thrilled to be working with my cronies at Lionsgate again, and with the Roadside team. That they all embrace a Shakespearean romance with the same enthusiasm they had for 'The Cabin in the Woods' that they're exactly the mad fools we want to be partying -- I mean working -- with."