Joss Whedon is in the mood for (supernatural) love -- and Abigail Spencer is near him.
The creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is returning to his roots with "In Your Eyes," a supernatural romance that is most assuredly named after the Peter Gabriel song made famous by a certain scene in Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything...," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Plot details on "In Your Eyes" are being kept closely under wraps, but the basic premise centers on two people who are preternaturally or supernaturally connected, despite being polar opposites. Abigail Spencer, who's probably best known for her role as Don Draper's mistress on "Mad Men," is attached to star, with Whedon writing and producing.
Whedon has managed to balance the gargantuan task of writing and directing (and promoting) "The Avengers" with some low-budget side projects, including a new contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing," which he shot in 12 days last October. "In Your Eyes," which will be directed by Brin Hill, will be set up at Whedon's new Bellwether Pictures, a "micro-studio" conjured to support these kinds of smaller-scale creative endeavors.
Abigail Spencer recently appeared as Alice in "Cowboys & Aliens" and will next be seen in "This Means War," opening Feb. 17. She also recently wrapped a role in Sam Raimi's "Oz, the Great and Powerful," which opens March 8, 2013.
"In Your Eyes" will probably be shot quickly and quietly later this year; meanwhile, "The Avengers" will be unleashed with much fanfare on May 4.