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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

New Couple Alert: Julianne Moore and … Joseph Gordon-Levitt??

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No, haha, not at all. But wouldn’t that be something?

JGL and Julianne were photographed yesterday in New York City, presumably talking about their new movie, Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon’s Addiction. The film is about a porn-addicted character (portrayed by Joseph) who embarks on a quest to better himself and his circumstances. Scarlett Johansson was cast in one of the film’s leading roles, Julianne in another.

If the theme and the A-list movie stars don’t get you to see the movie, there is a caveat here that might change your mind—Tony Danza’s in it, and no, I have no f-cking clue why either. Maybe he’ll be JGL’s porn sponsor or something. I could see that.

Anyway, the new film is said to be taking up so much of Joseph’s valuable time that he ultimately dropped out of Quentin Tarantino’s new project, Django Unchained, a slave-era drama:

A rep for Joseph Gordon-Levitt has confirmed to EW that the actor has dropped out of Django Unchained, Tarantino’s upcoming slave-era drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx, due to a scheduling conflict with his feature directorial debut.

Gordon-Levitt was set to play a small supporting role in Django but knew that shooting might conflict with Don Jon’s Addiction, which he’ll be directing and starring in with Scarlett Johansson, according to a Deadline report from February. As it turns out, scheduling does in fact conflict, and Gordon-Levitt recently confirmed to MTV News, “No, I’m not going to get to do [Django]. I’d love to, but it just doesn’t work.”

Gordon-Levitt sadly won’t get to join the all-star cast, which includes DiCaprio, Waltz, Foxx, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie, set for a December 2012 release, tells the story of a slave turned bounty hunter (Foxx) who sets out to rescue his wife (Washington) from a ruthless plantation owner (DiCaprio).

So I guess that sounds pretty serious, then, right? Joseph has got some pretty high hopes riding on this new Scarlett Johansson-led movie that he’s directing, so much so that he’s willing to drop out of a lucrative film project (featuring people like Leonardo DiCaprio! Samuel L. Jackson! Jamie Foxx!) that probably would have assured his shaky place as an A-list actor. Hope you’re making the right decision, boyfriend. I’ll love you one way or the other, but the critics aren’t so friendly, you know.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in a Movie With Bruce Willis

And if that’s not enough of a mind-f-ck for you in itself, Bruce‘s character, because the two look so alike, right? No. Not right. What the hell is that all about? Take the poster, for example:

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The movie is, according to IMDB, about “… a killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self.” BAM! WAP! BIFF!! Cue the intrigue. … No, the intrigue. Did you cue it? Oh, you did?

Others in the film include Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo, and some dude named Han Soto. How amazing is that? Han Soto. But I guess we’re not here to talk about Star Wars fan fiction, now, are we? No, some of you are here because you’re good friends of ours and you pop in on the regular to see what’s getting our goat, and some of you might have gotten here by searching for “Looper movie trailer” or “Joseph Gordon-Levitt” or “I’m obsessed with non-hipster hipsters and I’ll see whatever movie they happen to be in as long as it doesn’t get too much attention on them internets, MMMKAY” and for all of you, I’ll talk about this movie. And this is what I have to say about it: it’s probably going to be pretty popular, or will be popular because of the aforementioned JGL. Because the official trailer dropped on YouTube yesterday, and it’s already got a quarter-million views. Good god, y’all. It isn’t that intriguing. Back up off the intrigue for a minute, alright?

… OK, it looks a little good. Just a little.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut!

Photo: Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 2012 Sundance film festival

Everybody’s lovable boyfriend Joseph Gordon Levitt is directing a movie! Not only that, but he wrote the movie, too!

Deadline broke the news yesterday afternoon:

The film is a sexy comedy about about a modern-day Don Juan, and his quest to become less of a “selfish dick.” He plays that character, and there is another female lead role that will be filled shortly.

Can we say “triple threat”?

“I wrote myself a helluva role,” Gordon-Levitt went on to say, “one that people wouldn’t necessarily thought of me for.”

Scarlett Johansson has already signed onto the project, as well, which goes a long way in explaining that old ScarJoe Gordon rumor. Of course! They weren’t dating! He was just writing her into a movie script. Aha! (It doesn’t explain why they were making out, though; then again, nothing can explain that one.)

Here is the best part about the Internet, you guys: I didn’t first hear this news from Deadline at all. Rather, I read about it at Joe’s very own Tumblr. I don’t even read newspapers anymore! I just read Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

According to Gordon-Levitt’s video diary, the movie will start shooting in April.

(Image via the Guardian.)