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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Make Directing Debut; Scarlett Johansson to Co-Star

Posted February 7, 2012 by Max in Film News

Joseph Gordon -Levitt is going to take his talents to a new position. The directors chair. According to Deadline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will make his feature directing debut on an untitled comedy he’ll star in with Scarlett Johansson.

Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and shooting for the film will begin on April 16th. He said this about the plot, …the film is a sexy comedy about a modern-day Don Juan, and his quest to become less of a “selfish dick.” Gordon-Levitt stared in the critically acclaimed 50/50 (review here) last year and has a huge 2012 in front of him. He can be seen in The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper and Lincoln all opening this year.

Gordon-Levitt’s passion has always been in directing. In the Deadline interview he adds,

“I was a child actor for years and quit at 19, went to school awhile, and a big part of why I came back was that I ultimately wanted to make movies,” Gordon-Levitt said. “I spent a year working with Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson, Steven Spielberg, and I did my best to pay attention. I’ve also been making short films for a long time now, I’ve directed a ton of them, and that is a huge part of why I feel comfortable and confident in this.”

While Gordon-Levitt is great in films, it remains to be seen if he can direct. Not many people can pull a good performance from the lovely Scarlett Johansson, but perhaps he knows what he is doing.

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Max

Chief Editor of Impassionedcinema. A film enthusiast who studies and creates his own films. Criticizing movies is his favorite pass-time.