Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has landed Scarlett Johansson to star in an untitled comedy project, which will serve as the in-demand actor’s directorial debut. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how he does behind the camera, as he could well have an interesting and quirky eye.
Deadline says Gordon-Levitt will also star in the comedy as a egotistical womaniser, who goes on a quest to be less of a, ‘selfish dick.’ It isn’t known what role Scarlett Johansson will play, and there is apparently another female lead role that’s yet to be cast.
And just to ensure it really is the Joseph Gordon-Levitt show, he also wrote the original screenplay he will direct from.
The actor and now writer and director commented, “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. I spent a year working with Christopher 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.”
Shooting is scheduled to commence April 16, which may mean Gordon-Levitt has to drop out of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, since production on that is scheduled to start around the same time.