Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently flexed his creative muscles directing the combination film screening, digital gathering and live performance titled Hit Record at the Movies at the Sundance Film Festival.
The 30-year-old actor tackled a more mainstream project when Deadline announced today that he signed on to make his feature-length directing debut on a sexy, romantic comedy about a modern-day Don Juan learning to become a less selfish person.
Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and agreed to play the leading, Don Juan role in addition to producing via his hitRecord Films shingle. Scarlett Johansson signed on to co-star alongside Gordon-Levitt with Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures financing the movie.
Both Gordon-Levitt and Johansson have major blockbusters coming up later this year. Johansson returns as the Marvel superhero Black Widow for the highly anticipated The Avengers. Gordon-Levitt plays a Gotham City police officer alongside an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman in the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, which opens in theaters July 20, 2012.
Gordon-Levitt also has roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the action movie Premium Rush, Rian Johnson’s time travel drama Looper and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Gordon-Levitt has worked with some great filmmakers in his career, so he should have plenty of inspiration to draw from for his own feature-length directing debut.