Joseph Gordon-Levitt Readies Directorial Debut

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Presenter Joseph Gordon-Levitt poses in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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?)