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April 10 2013

Much Ado About Nothing gets a PG-13 rating in the US. The movie will be out in June.

April 08 2013

Seattle International Film Festival's Opening Night Gala: Much Ado About Nothing. Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg are scheduled to be at the event on May 16th.

April 03 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at San Francisco International Film Festival. There's two showings for the movie, April 27th and 29th. More...

March 31 2013

Recap of the Much Ado About Nothing panel at today's WonderCon. There's also highlights from the panel at ComingSoon.
More SXSW red carpet interviews with Joss and the Much Ado cast. Red Carpet Crash talks to them about Shakespeare experiences, changes from the play and how BriTANick got involved.

March 30 2013

(SPOILER) Much Ado review from the Shakespeare Association of America conference. The movie was screened at the conference in Toronto last night and Joss recorded a special introduction for it.

March 28 2013

Much Ado About Nothing DVD/Blu-ray gets UK release date. According to, the movie will be available to buy on October 7th. The movie will be out in UK cinemas on June 14th.
Red carpet interviews from the Much Ado About Nothing premiere at SXSW. Fandango chats to Alexis, Amy, Clark, Joss and Nathan about their Shakespeare movie.

March 22 2013

Much Ado cast gathers at Wondercon on Sunday, March 31. Joss Whedon will be at what could be the biggest panel of this year's Wondercon at the Anaheim Convention Center. It will include Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz and more. More...

March 18 2013

Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing may be most modern interpretation ever. Strong praise for Joss and co's interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Minor spoilers for some of the scenes.

March 16 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at Belfast Film Festival. It's be on at the Queen's Film Theatre on April 14th. More...

March 15 2013

Much Ado About Nothing panel at this month's WonderCon. On the Sunday, there will be "an exclusive panel with very special guest(s)".

March 14 2013

Pajiba's top SXSW performances. Two Much Ado actors make the list.

March 13 2013

"Much Ado" Audio Interview with Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, and Nathan Fillion. It's about 17 minutes long. A nice interview that covers a lot of subjects and is quite funny.

March 12 2013

GeekScholars talk about Much Ado About Nothing. In this week's GeekScholars Movie News podcast GeekScholar Fox reports from SXSW. Red carpet interviews with Amy, Alexis, Clark, Nathan and Joss.
Watch the Much Ado About Nothing panel at SXSW. The transcript of Joss and co answering questions was posted the other day but now you can watch the panel in two parts. The second, and much longer, part can be found here. More...

March 11 2013

Joss Whedon's Shakespearean road trip for 'Much Ado'. The L.A. Times covers Bus Ado: "Number two was not permitted." We also have SXSW screening reports and reviews from The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexis Denisof is a smashing Benedick; he lets the words drip off his tongue like bile, and pulls off his many soliloquies merely by seeming like the kind of guy who loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice", "the real joy of this version are the little guys [...] they all take advantage of delightful small moments to fill Shakespeare's words and Whedon's film with soul", "Acker exudes such charm and grace, it's impossible not to fall in love with her", "a whimsical, enchanting and laugh aloud adaptation", More...

March 09 2013

Joss Whedon tells SXSW crowd how he'll bring Coulson back from the dead. Or does he? More...
Liveblog of the SXSW Much Ado About Nothing Q&A. "For Nathan - how did you get to be so awesome?": More...
Ain't It Cool reviews Much Ado About Nothing. "The reason Whedon has such a huge fan following is that he never forgets that it begins with interesting characters. The characters of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING are complicated creatures, and Whedon and the actors breathe life into them in a facile way."
US premiere of Much Ado About Nothing today in Austin, Texas. There will be a panel with Joss and the cast after the screening at the SXSW festival. Expect a lot of reviews and interviews in the next few days. ETA: MuchAdoFilm is tweeting from the event (cool pics).

March 08 2013

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' bus is why Vine exists. enjoys the vidlets from the bus journey along with the rest of us (and we see Fran getting an idea and the now obligatory Harlem Shake).
Much Ado at Bradford International Film Festival. Much Ado About Nothing gets another UK screening at Bradford International Film Festival, on the 14th and 18th of April. More...

March 07 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing' looks like a pretty fun party at Joss Whedon's place. A blurb about "About" from the Atlantic Wire. More of a blurblit, really, with some warm fuzzy shout outs to drama club and us. Go us!
Joss tweets. On Twitter. As @MuchAdoFilm. He's tweeting as Nathan Fillion, Tom Lenk, Sean Maher, Fran Kranz, Clark Gregg, Riki Lindhome, Amy Acker and more head to SXSW via a bus and truck tour. Edit - joss posts about it here.
Watch the 'Much Ado About Nothing' trailer. Yahoo! Movies has the exclusive. ETA: Watch it on YouTube here and on the official movie website. Oh and Joss just posted a comment in this very thread.
The Austin Chronicle interviews Joss Whedon about 'Much Ado'. It's sort of a film preview article for SXSW 2013.
Clark Gregg and Sean Maher talk about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. By all accounts, the movie trailer should be online later on today and a new image from the movie can be found here.

March 05 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at Istanbul Film Festival. The festival runs from March 30th to April 14th.

March 01 2013

"Much Ado About Nothing" to close out Wisconsin Film Festival. Wisconsin-dwelling Whedon Fans will have the chance to see "Much Ado About Nothing" a little early this April at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. More...

February 25 2013

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Glasgow Film Festival. If you couldn't make the UK premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, you can now read what Joss said after the screening. And if you missed it, audio from his Dublin Q&A can be found here.
Some Joss Whedon interviews from the UK and Irish screenings of Much Ado About Nothing. First up there's an interview with STV, a video interview with the Irish Independent, followed by an audio interview with Newstalk and finally one with Click TV (where you can catch a glimpse of us in the queue in Dublin). Joss also received an award at the Dublin screening, you can watch footage of that at The Movie Bit (the intro is gloriously cheesy).

February 24 2013

Glasgow Film Festival 2013: Joss Whedon talks about Much Ado About Nothing. Joss responds to questions about the making of Much Ado and how he approached filming Shakespeare. More...
Day 10 at JDIFF. A short video, covering day 10 of Dublin Film Festival including the Much Ado premiere and an interview with Joss.

February 23 2013

Audio: Joss Whedon answers questions after Euro premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And here are some pictures of the Q&A. More...
Photos: Joss Whedon at the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. On the red carpet outside the Savoy on Dublin's O'Connell Street this Saturday.
Tonight in Dublin - the European premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. And we'll be there. Follow our live tweeting from the event on Twitter.

February 21 2013

Short interview with Joss on Much Ado About Nothing. In which he recommends small and weird movies.

February 17 2013

"Too much of a good thing?" - a Joss Whedon interview. With 'Much Ado About Nothing' having its British premiere next Sunday, the Scottish newspaper 'The Sunday Herald' speaks to Joss about his Shakespeare movie. There's also an update about his other low-budget movie "In Your Eyes".

February 13 2013

Details about the Much Ado About Nothing screening and panel at SXSW. The movie will receive its US premiere on March 9th. After the screening Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg will chat about the movie.

February 07 2013

Glasgow Film Festival to show second screening of Much Ado About Nothing. There will be another screening at 8.45pm on Sunday, February 24th. Tickets are expected to sell out fast. UPDATE: The screening is now sold out. Btw the GFF press release sent to us said that the movie would be out on general UK release from Friday, 14th June.

January 31 2013

Much Ado About Nothing gets US premiere at SXSW Film Festival. The festival runs from March 8th to 16th. And yes, Joss will be there.

January 30 2013

Joss Whedon confirmed for Much Ado screening at Glasgow Film Festival. Not that there was much doubt but it's nice to have it now officially confirmed. More...

January 23 2013

Joss Whedon and Much Ado About Nothing confirmed for Dublin Film Festival. The movie will be shown on Saturday, 23rd February at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Tickets go on sale at 11.59pm GMT tonight.

January 17 2013

Some new pics from Much Ado About Nothing. They're on the international distributor's website. There's another one on the Glasgow Film Festival website as well.

January 16 2013

Much Ado About Nothing to show at the Glasgow Film Festival. It will close out the festival on the 24th of February. ETA: Tickets for the showing can be bought here.

January 10 2013

Reel Life, Real Stories interview with Joss Whedon.'s Christine Aylward sat with Joss in a (somewhat awkward but new-to-me) conversation on Much Ado About Nothing and his career.

December 26 2012

Indiewire chats with Joss about how "Much Ado" compares to "The Avengers." It's a great discussion in which the pleasures of producing "Much Ado" are discussed in detail, and in which other fandoms are jokingly dismissed. More...

November 29 2012

Much Ado About Nothing gets a release date! "Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have set a June 7 opening for Much Ado About Nothing... The film will open that day in five markets and then broaden out on June 21".

October 31 2012

Promo poster for 'Much Ado About Nothing'. As seen at the American Film Market.
Kaleidoscope buys international rights to release Much Ado About Nothing. Can I get a yay?

October 23 2012

This is not the Much Ado you are looking for. A U.S. movie chain is showing the limited release of The Globe Theatre's version of Much Ado About Nothing. But somewhere between the theater's listings and the Fandango listings, a miscommunication has occurred.

September 15 2012

MTV Movies' blog interviews Tom Lenk and Nathan at TIFF. Somehow the conversation veers to Nathan's guide on how to give a hug.

September 14 2012

Pop Culture Happy Hour discussion of Much Ado About Nothing. Discussion of Much Ado About Nothing screening at the Toronto Film Festival starts at 17:30 of the podcast.
Not sure if I should mark the spoilers box, Glen Weldon does give a "400-year-old spoiler alert..." warning.

September 13 2012

4 star review of Much Ado About Nothing in The Guardian. "...the first great contemporary Shakespeare since Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet".

September 12 2012

Shakespeare and home movies with Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon talks "Much Ado" at the Toronto International Film Festival with the New York Times. Bits on SHIELD and Dr. Horrible 2, also! In a related interview, Joss and Alexis discuss the time Joss played Hamlet at one of his famous Shakespeare readings.
Nathan Fillion talks about Much Ado and Joss's dance moves in an interview with Vulture.

September 11 2012

Much Ado About Nothing to be distributed by Lionsgate. Variety just reported that Lionsgate has bought the North American rights to 'Much Ado About Nothing'. More...
Joss discusses working with actors with NOW Toronto at TIFF. A couple of nice gems in this short but sweet piece. More...
Shakespeare, according to Joss Whedon. The Los Angeles Times chats to Joss and others about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Btw there's no official word on whether the movie has been picked up but according to Variety, buyers are interested.

September 10 2012

From The Avengers, Joss Whedon turns to Shakespeare. CBC's Eli Glasner sits down with Joss Whedon and talks about Much Ado About Nothing at TIFF in Toronto.
Variety interviews Joss and company at the Toronto International Film Festival. This video from Variety cuts together one interview with Joss, Clark Gregg and Nathan with a separate interview with Amy, Alexis and Sean Maher. More...
Watch the Q&A from the premiere of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. That was filmed by Nikki Stafford (who has a write-up of the premiere at her blog). Joss and some of the cast also did a Q&A at yesterday's screening. Videos of that can be found here and here.

September 09 2012

(SPOILER) Collider reviews 'Much Ado About Nothing'. "With no money and another authorís work, Whedon finds his filmís strength in the superb cast, clever staging, and an expert understanding of dialogue." More reviews can be found at HitFix, IndieWire, Variety, NPR, HeyUGuys and The A.V. Club.
Alexis Denisof, Sean Maher and Amy Acker chat about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The Hollywood Reporter site also has a video interview with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg.
Short video interview with Joss at TIFF. Courtesy of Global Toronto. There's also an interview with Nathan as well.
Pics from last night's premiere of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. WireImage also has sets of pics of Joss and the gang at a photoshoot, the premiere party and a video lounge. There's also a great set of pics from the screening over at Flickr.

September 08 2012

(SPOILER) The Hollywood Reporter reviews Much Ado About Nothing. And a very positive first review it is too. And review number two from Screen Daily is just as positive.
Sean Maher talks about Much Ado About Nothing. The film has just finished its premiere at TIFF.
'Much Ado About Nothing' has its world premiere today. Just look at the awesomeness that is the cast.

September 07 2012

Alexis Denisof talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The movie premieres tomorrow at the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 05 2012

Joss says The Avengers was only finished because of Much Ado. Joss explains that Much Ado About Nothing helped him get the perspective to finish The Avengers.
Joss Whedon: Bard to the bone. Joss talks Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing: "I've always been trying to make big summer movies, and sometimes they've turned out to be little films," he says. "You're always striving for the same moments." More...

September 04 2012

Joss Whedon on 'Much Ado About Nothing' and how Shakespeare and 'The Avengers' are similar. "It's about finding why everyone is in the movie. What makes Ursula the maid shine? It was oddly similar" Update: Joss posts a comment and clarifies a couple of things in the interview.

September 02 2012

Tickets on sale for TIFF screenings of Much Ado. Select "Buy a ticket" (green) on front screen and wait in line for a few minutes. More...

August 22 2012

'Much Ado About Nothing' gets TIFF premiere date. It will be unveiled on September 8th. And check out the programmer's note for the movie, " this new Ado is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance, a timeless comedy brought deftly to life by its cast of trained Shakespeareans and notable members of Whedon's unofficial stock company".

August 02 2012

Four new images from Much Ado About Nothing. First look at Nathan and Tom along with three other images.

July 28 2012

The runtime for 'Much Ado About Nothing' gets revealed. According to the updated TIFF page, the film is 107 minutes long (and it's dark and sexy).

July 24 2012

'Much Ado About Nothing' to have world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. The festival runs from September 6th to 16th.

July 01 2012

Sean Maher talks Much Ado & Firefly 10 years later. Sean is asked if there will be a special announcement at the SDCC Firefly panel, (he has no idea), how he first heard about Serenity being made and playing a villain in Much Ado About Nothing.

June 05 2012

Tom Lenk shares 'Much Ado About Nothing' experience. "It was just a bunch of peeps that I was already friends with," said Lenk, "and then the people that I didn't know were all just really cool."

May 17 2012

'Much Ado' among titles that US distributors are most looking forward to at Cannes. This is a report by Mike Fleming for

April 10 2012

Fran Kranz discusses Much Ado About Nothing. Fran says that while he hasn't seen it, he trusts in Joss and thinks it's going to be awesome.

December 01 2011

New York Film Academy students worked on Much Ado About Nothing. So says the Academy's blog. There's quotes from a couple of the students as to what it was like working with Joss.

November 15 2011

Fran Kranz talks Much Ado. It's a video interview with The Morning After, on Hulu. He discusses how the project came up, other cast members, and the release method question. More...

November 07 2011

Joss Whedon talks about 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Plus fab new pics from the movie!
Much Ado about Sean Maher. He chats to EDGE on the Net about Joss' Shakespeare movie and the cancellation of The Playboy Club.

November 03 2011

Stratford-On-Hellmouth. It began on twitter, inspired by Bellwether's upcoming Much Ado About Nothing. More...

November 01 2011

Nick and Brian (BriTANick) answer your Much Ado questions. A few days ago The Shakespeare Geek blog asked for questions to Brian and Nick about their experience working on Much Ado and have now posted the completed interview.

October 30 2011

Director of Photography Jay Hunter talks Much Ado About Nothing. Fab interview about Joss' Shakespearean movie at

October 27 2011

Splitsider interviews BriTANicK's Brian and Nick about Much Ado. Some Q&A with two of the newest additions to the Joss Whedon stable of performers.

October 25 2011

Much Ado Questions? Ask cast member Brian McElhaney. The Shakespeare Geek blog is going to have the opportunity to ask questions of Brian McElhaney (half of the comedy duo BriTANicK), who plays 'Second Watchman' in Joss Whedon's Much Ado. If there are any questions you want him to ask, leave a comment on their blog.
New song in Much Ado from Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Jed Whedon will also score Bellwether Pictures' first production.

October 24 2011

Press interviews with Much Ado cast and crew. Main link goes to Entertainment Weekly and its exclusive interview with Joss, Sean Maher, and Amy Acker. Includes photos and much information about shooting, secrecy, release plans, and the house in which it was shot. Also: The Hollywood Reporter talks to Sean Maher. UPDATE: Sean Maher tells that Much Ado features some original songs. And The New York Times talks to Clark Gregg (aka Agent Coulson) who plays Leonato in the movie. More...
Much Ado About Nothing: The press release (pdf). Also accessible directly from the Much Ado website. The film is "the first feature from Bellwether, a micro-studio created by Joss Whedon and Kai Cole for the production of small, independent narratives for all media, embracing a DIY ethos and newer technologies." More...
Much Ado About Nothing casting details. Edit - there's also more in the official press release.
Press reacts to Joss Whedon's film Much Ado About Nothing. The Hollywood Reporter ponders "whether it is in fact some sort of adaptation of the William Shakespeare play." Entertainment Weekly says "Joss Whedon announces secret film of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' ability to warp time and space at will". The Wrap says "Joss Whedon has directed, adapted, cast and filmed an entire movie" and has a plot overview (uhm, spoilers) of the play, SFX pools together tweets and our posts, io9 ponders if it's a fake (it isn't), and Tor remarks " many ways, this resembles the underground quality of Dr. Horrible."

October 23 2011

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Nathan Fillion just tweeted this link!

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