As part of last week’s announcement that he had shot a feature-film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in secret, Joss Whedon and his wife Kai Cole also announced the formation of Bellwether Pictures, a “micro-studio” designed to mount tiny-budgeted indie films. EW has confirmed that Bellwether is underway on its next project, the “supernatural romance” In Your Eyes. (Deadline first reported the project.)
Scripted by Whedon, the film “tells a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined,” according to a statement.
Brin Hill (Ball Don’t Lie) will direct, with Cole and Michael Roiff (Waitress) producing through his company Night & Day Pictures. Whedon – who is also in post-production on both Much Ado and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers – will exec produce. The film begins shooting in February.
“When I wrote In Your Eyes,” says Whedon in the statement, “I didn’t have the wherewithal (or the moxie) to make it without an established production house. I believe, as I did then, that it’s a pretty timeless romance, and now, with the creation of Bellwether Pictures (and Brin Hill’s elegant, passionate take on the piece) I have the opportunity to prove it. (I also have a 37 percent increase in moxie.)”
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