EXCLUSIVE: After wrapping their first film Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon and Kai Cole’s micro-studio Bellwether Pictures has set a follow-up. It’s the supernatural romance In Your Eyes. Whedon wrote the script and Brin Hill will direct. Cole will produce with Night & Day Pictures’ Michael Roiff. Whedon will be executive producer and David Rothenberg will be co-producer. Whedon, who just wrapped Marvel’s The Avengers, also directed Much Ado About Nothing and shot it in secret before officially launching Bellwether last week.
In Your Eyes is a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined. “When I wrote In Your Eyes, I didn’t have the wherewithal (or the moxie) to make it without an established production house,” Whedon wrote in a statement. “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% increase in moxie.) I love this team and I can’t wait to see them bring In Your Eyes to life.”
Roiff produced Hill’s first film, Ball Don’t Lie, as well as the Adrienne Shelly-directed Waitress and just wrapped Save The Date. “Pairing Joss’ fantastic script with Brin’s vision as a filmmaker will make for a truly special film,” Roiff said. Hill also wrote the scripts Learning To Fly for Walden Media and Battle Of The Year for Screen Gems. The film’s fully financed and will shoot in February. Whedon’s repped by CAA, Hill by WME and The Collective.