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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Readies Directorial Debut

ScarJo + JoGo-Lev? Deadline reports that actor and multimedia mogul Joseph Gordon-Levitt will soon start shooting his directorial debut, a romantic comedy in which he'll act alongside Scarlett Johansson. "I wrote myself a helluva role, one that people wouldn’t necessarily thought of me for," said Gordon-Levitt, who'll be playing "a modern-day Don Juan" attempting to become less of a "selfish dick." As an actor, Gordon-Levitt will be among our most ubiquitous this year — he's got five films dated in 2012, provided he can still schedule his small role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained — so when better to dedicate some time to going behind the camera? (And who wants to lay odds on the frequently musical Gordon-Levitt singing a song or two with part-time chanteuse Johansson?)

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