Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his writing and directing debut with Don Jon and also takes the lead role – so he was certainly busy. You have to wonder whether he thought his previous movies didn’t have enough sex scenes, so he wrote himself a movie where he got loads of them, and where he also had the chance to buff up to show off a very impressive physique. (I’m sure those weren’t his motivations though). [Read more…]
Joseph Gordon Levitt started out in a sitcom (Third Rock From The Sun) and now for his directorial debut he’s reaching out to a sitcom legend and giving him a rare film role. Variety reports that Tony Danza has joined the cast of the untitled movie, which was formerly known as Don Jon’s Addiction. It’s not actually the first time they’ve worked together, as they both appeared in the 1994 comedy Angels in the Outfield.
As well as directing, Gordon-Levitt will play a womanising porn addict, who goes on a quest to become less selfish. Scarlett Johansson will play his girlfriend and Julianne Moore is portraying a widow who the main character meets at night school. Tony Danza will play the lothario’s father, who is obsessed with sports and doesn’t pay enough attention to his children.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct from his own original screenplay, with production set to commence next month in Los Angeles.