Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David only have eyes for each other.
The two stars are set to get their Peter Gabriel on as they've signed on to play the two leads in writer Joss Whedon's science fiction romance, "In Your Eyes," according to Deadline.
Whedon's low-budget project had been previously described simply as "a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined," but with the casting news come more details on the plot, or at least the basic premise.
Michael Stahl-David will play Dylan, a young criminal who served a prison sentence for robbery when he refused to rat on his accomplices and now lives in a trailer in New Mexico. Zoe Kazan, who replaces the previously cast Abigail Spencer, will play Rebecca, an attractive and slightly awkward young woman who's married to an older doctor and lives in Connecticut. The two have a powerful connection -- they can see and hear each other, even though they have never met and live on opposite sides of the country.
It still sounds a bit slight and abstract, but it also seems like the kind of low-key (and low-pressure) creative endeavor that might be just the ticket for Whedon as he comes down from the craziness that is (and will surely be) "The Avengers."
Michael Stahl-David is probably best known for keeping on his suit and tie as he traversed the monster-induced devastation of New York City in "Cloverfield." He appeared on the television series "Kings" and "My Generation" and is currently in post production on both "Mutual Friends" and the already-controversial revenge tale, "Girls Against Boys."
Zoe Kazan has quite an impressive resume with parts in "Happythankyoumoreplease," "It's Complicated," "In the Valley of Elah," "Fracture" and "Revolutionary Road." She also had a recurring role on HBO's "Bored to Death" and is currently in post production on "He Loves Me."
Production on "In Your Eyes" will begin soon in Los Angeles and New Hampshire under the direction of Brin Hill.