Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing gets a trailer: watch now

‘Every word stabs’

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing wowed audiences at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival (and then again at the 2013 Glasgow Film Festival), and now you can watch the first trailer.

A slick black-and-white reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragic-comic romance, the film casts Whedon acolytes from Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse and more and updates the action to the modern day.

Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof star as the sparring would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick, with Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese as Claudio and Hero. It's the latter couple's troubled engagement that forms the basis of the plot, as the former is tricked into revealing their true feelings.

Shot at Whedon’s California home in just 12 days (after wrapping shooting on The Avengers), Much Ado has a palpable sense of fun and experimentation, and should be able to convert Shakespeare-doubters to the cause.

Watch the trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing now:



Much Ado About Nothing opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.

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Comments

    • AlfredsDream098

      Mar 7th 2013, 19:13

      How is the story tragic? I know the story but how it ends isn't exactly tragic. Anyway, this does look fantastic.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 8th 2013, 0:40

      I didnt know Glasgow has a film festival

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 8th 2013, 17:42

      @AlfredsDream098, The story Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy. I think Matt may have meant tragic in a less literal sense.

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