Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been directing short films for a few years now through the collaborative community he’s set up at his website, hitRECord.org. Now, the busy actor has slated his feature directorial debut, and it’ll star fellow Hollywood heartthrob Scarlett Johansson.
The untitled “sexy comedy” will feature Gordon-Levitt playing a womanizer who tries to become less of a “selfish dick.” He wrote the script, and will star alongside Johansson and another female lead that will be cast soon. Ram Bergman, who produced both Gordon-Levitt’s 2005 breakout indie Brick and this year’s Looper for director Rian Johnson, will produce this one as well.
Filming begins in April of this year, adding to the insanity of JGL’s 2012. This year alone, he’s got The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper, and Lincoln all coming to theaters, and he’s going to try to balance production on his own movie and also appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which would be yet another film released this year for the actor.