Joseph Gordon-Levitt making directing debut
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is planning on climbing into the directorâs chair this year.
The young actor has written, will star and also direct a feature film that will star Scarlett Johansson.
Thereâs little information on the film itself but itâs said to be a âsexy comedyâ about a ladies man.
The former child star has been on the publicâs radar in recent years. In 2010, he was seen in Christopher Nolanâs existential summer blockbuster Inception, but he has also concerned himself with a number of independent films, such as (500) Days of Summer and 50/50, for which he received Golden Globe nominations.
The decision to step behind the camera isnât a stretch for the soon-to-be 31-year-old, who founded hitRECord, an âopen-collaborative production companyâ that brings together creative artists. The actor has always been interested in telling stories, and so directing a feature film seems like an obvious choice for him.
The film has already secured financing and Ram Bergman Productions as well as hitRECord Films will produce. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography on April 16.
In addition to directing his own feature film this year, he will also be seen in The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper, Lincoln and is still trying to squeeze in a supporting role in Quentin Tarantinoâs Django Unchained.