What did Joss Whedon do to unwind during the tense and pressure-filled filming of The Avengers over the past few months? Well apparently, he shot a modern version of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing in secret, according to Collider. With next to nothing known about this adaptation, the movie's website offers up the only clues to this very intriguing project.

The main cast includes Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as Beatrice and Benedick, the unlikely lovers. As well as Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese as Claudio and Hero, the introverted, yet completely dedicated couple. These lovebirds will be offset by Sean Maher, who will be playing the villainous Don John. A whole slew of Dollhouse, Firefly, and Avengers (Clark Gregg) alumni round out the cast.

For those who either flunked or slept through their high school literature classes, Much Ado about Nothing revolves around the two couples as they are manipulated and betrayed by Don John before their impending nuptials. It is generally considered to be one of Shakespeare's better comedies, and has been the inspiration for a couple of film adaptations, including one ill-fated version starring Keanu Reeves

Whedon's focus on indie production values and his DIY attitude allowed this film to fly completely under the radar and away from the prying eyes of his fans, who will most likely find a sudden urge to read more about this Willy Shakespeare. 

[via Collider, Much Ado about Nothing Official Site