October 24th, 2011
05:38 PM ET
But that doesn't mean he isn't able to squeeze in something like, oh, adapting one of the most famous works of William Shakespeare into a feature length movie.
A website for the fan favorite director's version of "Much Ado About Nothing" was launched on Sunday, with a cast of actors from many of his cult classic TV series.
Nathan Fillion – currently starring as "Castle" on ABC's hit series, but previously known for Whedon's "Firefly" and "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" – will co-star as the comical character of Dogberry.
Joining him will be romantic leads Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker (Benedick and Beatrice), who were one of the favorite couples from another of Whedon's series, "Angel."
Reed Diamond ("Homicide: Life on the Street," "Journeyman") will play Don Pedro, while "Dollhouse's" Fran Kranz and "Firefly's" Sean Maher will take on the roles of Claudio and Don John, respectively.
Thus far, little is known about Whedon's "modern version" of the Shakespeare classic (shot with no advance publicity, over 12 days in Santa Monica), other than that it is in "glorious black and white," according to the press release, and that "The film should be completed by early spring and headed for the festival circuit, because it is fancy."
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