Magazine article Screen International

Kaleidoscope Sees Plenty in Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing

Magazine article Screen International

Kaleidoscope Sees Plenty in Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing

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EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit takes world sales rights (excluding US) to Joss Whedon's update on Shakespearean comedy.

UK outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights (excluding North America) and UK distribution rights to Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing from Bellwether Pictures, Whedon and Kai Cole's 'micro-studio'.

Whedon's contemporary-set black and white retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. The supporting cast includes Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz and Reed Diamond.

The deal was negotiated by Kaleidoscope's Spencer Pollard and Caroline Stern with CAA. Lionsgate picked up US rights in Toronto, where the film had its world premiere. …

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