Deadline has broken the news that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, most recently seen in 50/50, will be taking a step behind the camera for his next film. Gordon-Levitt will star in an untitled comedy that will give him his first directing and writing credits.
Though details are slim so far, Gordon-Levitt has wrote himself “a helluva role, one that people wouldn’t necessarily thought of [him] for.” The film is sex-charged romp about a “modern-day Don Juan” who wants to become a better person. Actress Scarlett Johansson is set to co-star, with another female lead role yet to be filled.
Apparently Gordon-Levitt has always been interested in directing someday, having written and directed shorts over the years. For now, it remains to be seen if his first full-length film will conflict with his small role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, but Gordon-Levitt hopes to work it out.[Via Deadline]