Good news! Kaleidoscope shall be distributing Much Ado About Nothing worldwide (except for North America; Lionsgate bought those rights) & in the UK. This is very good news for cinema distribution & DVD releases! Relevant extract is posted below.
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.