Making its debut at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is writer/director Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing," a modern-day take on the classic William Shakespeare comedy that stars a cast of Whedon favorites including Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Ashley Johnson and Tom Lenk. Shot in only 12 days at Whedon's Santa Monica home, the micro-budget black-and-white production is a far cry from the director's blockbuster superhero flick "The Avengers," but like everything he produces it's undoubtedly a labor love.

Check out the first official stills from the film below and let us know what you think!

The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6-16. You can check out a full list of selections here.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.