Joss Whedon is testing out both ends of the movie spectrum at the moment, going mega-budget with the ambitious The Avengers and also setting up Bellwether Pictures, a micro-studio making tiny, no-budget movies. The company’s first film is a Whedon directed adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing that’s already in the can.
Now Joss is putting together Bellwether’s next flick, In Your Eyes, with Brin Hill directing from Whedon’s script. Deadline reports that Zoe Kazan (Bored to Death, Meek’s Cutoff) and Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) have been cast in the lead roles in the movie, which is billed as ‘a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.’
Stahl-David will be Dylan, a boyish-looking man who served time in jail for robbery when he refused to rat on his accomplices. Kazan meanwhile will play Rebecca, an attractive but skinny and slightly awkward woman, who is married to an older doctor. Though they’ve never met and he lives in New Mexico and she’s in Connecticut, they can hear and see one another across that distance.
The movie starts shooting soon in LA and Boston.