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Remember that kid from '3rd Rock from the Sun?' Whatever happened to him? Well, believe it or not, it turns out he's been in a few movies since that show wrapped, among them '500 Days of Summer,' 'Inception,' and '50/50.' Weird right? Yes, obviously my unfamiliarity with him is a jest. With those roles under his belt, and with roles in upcoming films like 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Looper,' and 'Lincoln,' Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's biggest players. Apparently he's now looking to solidify this status in more ways than one. JGL is all set to make his directorial debut with an untitled, sexy comedy starring the gorgeous Scarlett Johannson. The film is apparently about a young Lothario type who will be played by Gordon-Levitt, but not many other plot details exist at this time. JGL also wrote the script and mentioned that he's crafted a great part for himself that is a departure from what audiences will expect from him.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors, and not just because the man knows how to wear a suit. He's one of the few child actors who has only gotten exponentially better as he has gotten older. The temptation here is to be skeptical of his abilities behind the camera as this is his first directorial effort, but throughout the history of film there have been just as many actor-turned-director success stories as there have been failures. What's funny about this to me is that JGL has written himself as a stud who gets to spend quality sexy time with one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood; exactly as any of us would have done. It'll be interesting to see how his script balances self-effacing humor with the character's romantic expertise in order that the role doesn't seem self-indulgent. The other question is how Gordon-Levitt will manage his time in an already jam-packed 2012 in order to get things rolling on his own film and still find time to appear in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.'
What do you guys think? Are you excited by the prospect of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a director?