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Much Ado About Nothing
Actor Allusion: The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.
From the 2012 film: Many long-term Whedon fans are squeeing over the opportunity for the Fred/Wesley romance to finally have a happy ending.
The Cast Showoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
Hey, It's That Guy!: The 1993 film, in which Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney are in a Slap-Slap-Kiss relationship while Neo works to break up Wilson and Selene while Beetlejuice and Denzel Washington look on.
Meanwhile, Professor Umbridge is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did Hector MacDonald become brothers with BRIAN BLESSED?
Complete irony: Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting was a bit of Real Life Writes the Plot?
He also plays opposite to her in both , Henry V Dead Again, and Look Back in Anger. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much Real Life Writes the Plot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies.
Hero's nurse was also played by Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...
The 2012 film, being directed by Joss Whedon...
I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: The 2011 RSC production starred David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Benedick and Beatrice. As always seems to happen when Tate is playing opposite Tennant, She Really Can Act ensued.
No Budget: Joss Whedon's adaptation, the first of what Whedon hopes will be many "micro-budget" films from his new production company.
Throw It In: The Whedon film experienced a fluke fog bank when it came time to shoot the funeral, resulting in a sequence that looks straight out of an Ingmar Bergman film.
What Could Have Been: Originally, Giles was going to be Leonato, but he couldn't make the time to film it unfortunately. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.