We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein is set to join the romantic sci-fi indie In Your Eyes. Written by Joss Whedon, the film centers on two people (Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan) who live on opposite sides of the country but are able to see and hear each other despite having never met. Variety reports that Feuerstein will play Kazan’s “cold, controlling husband.” It’s certainly an intriguing story and I’m a sucker for low-budget/indie sci-fi. Production is set to begin soon in Los Angeles and Boston.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding the horror film Dark Was the Night.
Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) and Zoe Kazan (Meek’s Cutoff) have joined Abigail Spencer in Brin Hill‘s supernatural romance In Your Eyes. Written by Joss Whedon, all we previously knew about the film was that it centered on “two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.” Deadline now offers a more detailed description, and the story sounds pretty interesting:
Stahl-David stars as Dylan, a boyish-looking man who served time in jail for robbery when he refused to rat on his accomplices. Now, he is living in a trailer in New Mexico. Kazan stars as Rebecca, an attractive but skinny and slightly awkward woman, who is married to an older doctor and living in Connecticut. The two have a powerful connection, and they can hear and see each other, even though they have never met.
Color me intrigued. Filming is set to begin soon in Los Angeles and Boston.
Actress Abigail Spencer (Mad Men) has joined Brin Hill‘s supernatural romance In Your Eyes, which was written by Joss Whedon. Vulture‘s report makes it sound like Whedon will direct the movie, but unless he’s given one supernatural romance film to Hill and kept one for himself, I believe Spencer is on board In Your Eyes. Even Spencer’s statement never says Whedon is directing. She says she starts filming in a month (Whedon is still probably doing post-production on The Avengers) and “It’s my first time [doing a project with Whedon], but I’ve always wanted to work with him. I’m so excited to do it.” So technically she is working with him, but it’s misleading to imply that he’s directing.
Then again, it may also be understandable confusion. After all, he directed a micro-budgeted adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing in twelve days and no one knew until after it was wrapped. He’s a busy dude.
Joss Whedon recently wrapped shooting on his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing for his and Kai Cole‘s “micro-studio” Bellwether Pictures. According to Deadline, Bellwether has now moved on to the supernatural romance In Your Eyes. Brin Hill will direct Whedon’s script “about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.” Hill previously directed the basketball drama Ball Don’t Lie and co-wrote the upcoming break-dancing flick Planet B Boy.
Hit the jump for a statement from Whedon on making the metaphysical love story.