Joss Whedon fans got a nice surprise last night when Whedon revealed that April 20 wasn’t just the day his latest film, In Your Eyes, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival: It’s also the day anyone with an internet connection could rent the film for $5.
Whedon wasn’t able to attend the New York screening, but he taped a video message to play after the movie that revealed April 20 was also In Your Eyes‘s worldwide release date. “This is exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution, and we get $5,” Whedon explained. Can’t argue with that.
The film, written and executive produced by Whedon and directed by Brin Hill, stars Zoe Kazan as a doctor’s wife and Michael Stahl-David as an ex-con who find themselves connected in strange ways. It’s the second feature film made by Whedon and wife Kai Cole’s production company Bellwether Pictures, the first being 2012′s Much Ado About Nothing.
In Your Eyes is currently available for a 72-hour rental. Watch Whedon’s announcement below: