Joss Whedon is notorious for working with the same pool of actors. Several have gone on to appear in multiple projects of his from TV (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) to movies (The Avengers, Cabin In The Woods). Much Ado About Nothing (opening in limited theaters on June 7th and nationwide on June 21st) is no different. His Shakespearean adaptation includes several familiar faces, including Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg and Fran Kanz.
Amy Acker (Beatrice)
Acker has done three additional projects with Whedon. All TV shows.
Alexis Denisof (Benedick)
Denisof worked with Whedon on his first major TV projects as well as The Avengers.
Nathan Fillion (Dogberry)
Of the cast, Fillion has appeared in the most Whedon projects, including two series, a film and Dr. Horrible.
Clark Gregg (Leonato)
Gregg is the only Whedon character to originate in a film and move to a TV series.
Reed Diamond (Don Pedro)
Diamond previously worked with Whedon on Dollhouse, on which he played the organization’s chief security officer.
Fran Kranz (Claudio)
Much Ado About Nothing marks Kranz’ third project with the director.
Sean Maher (Don John)
Maher gets to portray a villainous character for Whedon after his stint on Firefly.
Jillian Morgese (Hero)
Morgese previously was an extra on the set of The Avengers but made an impression on the director so he cast her in Much Ado.
Riki Lindhome (Conrade)
One of Lindhome’s early roles was as Cheryl on one episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Ashley Johnson (Margaret)
Johnson has only worked with Whedon briefly on two projects.
Tom Lenk (Verges)
Lenk had an extended role on Buffy and Angel before practically disappearing from the Whedon universe.
Romy Rosemont (The Sexton)
Rosemont can be scene in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it extra role in The Avengers film.
Watch the trailer below: