Joss Whedon's Spectacularly Shakespearean "Much Ado About Nothing" Trailer Has Arrived
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Joss Whedon's Spectacularly Shakespearean Much Ado About Nothing Trailer Has Arrived

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | March 7, 2013 | Comments ()


Joss Whedon's passion project with his pals, Much Ado About Nothing is set to premiere this weekend at SXSW, where I will be in attendance along with Joanna and Seth. Dan, who will also be in Austin with us, has already seen the film at a critics' screening, and he'll have the review up soon (spoiler alert: Much Ado is good).

In the meantime, Yahoo has debuted the trailer for the film, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words, and yes, the Shakespearean language is intact.

Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg, among other Joss-y regulars, star.

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  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    I don't understand why I want to see this. I appreciate Shakespeare I guess, I just never really wanted to see it done, live or especially on a movie. But this. This looks fabulous. Joss Wheedon truly is my God.

  • TallulahBelle

    That is a pretty fucking rad trailer, right there.

  • Circumlocute

    Saw it at Glasgow Film Festival ( with Joss himself introducing!) It's SO good. Possibly the best contemporary filmed Shakespeare I've seen: because JW is so good with actors as a writer himself, the dialogue zings beautifully. Funnier and darker than the Branagh/Thompson version.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I really hope that Everyman Cinema in London shows this. I will start writing to them. Hell I'll go there and beg them on my knees.

  • E-Money

    I decided I needed to spend roughly 20 Pounds on the Digital Theatre version of Much Ado starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate on the West End. I never thought anything could be sweeter...this might be. We'll see.

  • denesteak

    Holy christ, EVERYONE I LOVE IS IN THIS! I am sooooooo excited for this!

  • e jerry powell

    Meanwhile, I will be in north Austin, sneezing and plucking grey hairs out of my beard through the entire festival.

  • John W

    I always knew Wesley and Fred would end up together.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Cheers, y'all enjoy Austin.

  • Three_nineteen

    When when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when when?

  • LaineyBobainey

    June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June.

  • ladydi

    Oh yeah bebe. That's the stuff.

  • competitivenonfiction

    It's been a long time since I was so excited about a movie that I want to watch it alone, but holy crap, opening night, I am going by myself with a tub of popcorn, some milk duds, and iced tea.

  • competitivenonfiction

    I would like to apologize to the comma. You do not deserve the abuse I just put you through.

  • Guys! Give me a shout if you want to pub crawl while you're in town. Can't beat the fried grackle at the Dog and Duck. :-) I might even be persuaded to buy a round...for me, I mean. I'm not made of money, dammit.

  • I'm always down for some good Shakespeare, and this looks like it could fit that description. I don't mind if they modernize the setting as long as they keep the language intact.

    I bet 'cha Nathan FIllion could do a kick-ass Henry V as well.

  • Chich

    They do keep the language intact. Takes a few minutes to get used to.

  • BWeaves

    I HATE THE MUSIC. And the trailer had too little Fillion.

  • Jami

    Where did the video go?

  • Jami

    Never mind, there it is!

  • Meli_V

    Can't wait.

  • Jadashay

    Literally straight up chills.

  • Slash

    Sexy sexy ...

  • Guest

    What goddamn music track is that??!

  • cicatricella

    St-Germain 'Rose Rouge'

  • the_wakeful

    I'm just going to keep watching this 2 minutes over and over again until the full movie shows up.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    This just fills me with joy. I can't even be clever because I am too busy being sublimely happy.

  • damnitjanet

    I cannot WAIT for this!!!!! Hot, brainy people, having a great time while doing Shakespeare? More, please!

  • tmoney

    I have words, but they are not articulate! I'm so happy that the language stays intact! This is absolutely my favorite Shakespeare and while Kenneth Branaugh's version is cute, this looks spectacular! Clark Gregg!

  • Anna von Beav



  • There are moments when music perfectly aligns. This looks all kinds of fun.

    [Let's hope the promise of this is better than Battle:LA - remember how awesome the trailer for that was, accompanied only by Johann Johannsson? It had an extraordinary effect, but of course it couldn't have been more tonally different than movie itself, which wasn't terrible just completely uninteresting.]

  • cicatricella

    St Germain is legit amazing, I have a couple of their albums

  • Stephen Nein

    Found the music track - it's St. Germain's “Rose Rouge”

  • Stephen Nein

    Oh, thank god. I thought I was the only one whom was going to need to change their underwear.

  • The music is perfect. EEEEEE

  • DataAngel

    "Much Ado" is probably my favorite of all the Shakespeare plays. I love me some Whedon. And Fillion (as Dogberry! Love!). And Acker. And Denisof. I... I need a moment.

  • ironypants


  • Puddin

    It''s perfect.

  • TIFF strikes again! Already seen this. Totally worth getting your boxers wet in anticipation.

  • Anna von Beav

    *faints dead away*

  • lowercase_ryan

    oh my god

  • emmelemm


    Also, zat Andrew? Whatta cutie.

  • Dave Dorris

    Yep. Andrew.

  • Seeing Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof together warms my heart and gives me a Whedon stiffy. Is it too late to write in Amy Acker for the girl crush poll?

  • janeite1900

    Wow, this just became the film I most want to see. Fab trailer!

  • lowercase_ryan

    maybe the best trailer I've ever seen.

  • Sarah

    Even back in the 90's when shooting Buffy, Joss would have Shakespeare readings at his house with the cast and crews he worked with. I feel like this is the culmination of years of those readings. Joss + Shakespeare = BRILLIANCE.

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