By Emily Rome
Updated April 24, 2013 at 10:59 PM EDT
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To the tune of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) are shown falling for each other – and literally falling down the stairs of Whedon’s house (where the film was made during a 12-day shoot). The trailer gives us more glimpses of the play’s other central couple, Hero (Jillian Morgese) and Claudio (Fran Kranz), and also features footage of the villainous Don John (Sean Maher) plotting to ruin their wedding and getting it on with Conrade – a role that got a gender reversal in Whedon’s interpretation.

Check out the trailer below:

Much Ado About Nothing, which premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, opens in U.S. theaters on June 7. A U.K. and Ireland release follows on June 14. For more on the making of the film, read EW’s interview with Denisof here.

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