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“To be honest, I always wanted to [direct] a movie; it’s something I’ve been working towards for a long time. I love being an actor, but I also have stories I want to tell, and I’m not going to wait for somebody to hire me to do it,” he told British newspaper The Times before expressing his admiration for Nolan. “I’ve been a fan of his since Memento, which was a Sundance [indie] movie. He brings that same independence to these huge movies. The Dark Knight Rises hasn’t been made by a corporate committee. Nobody at Warner Bros is telling Chris what to do. That’s that indie thing ... It’s got an individual voice, of an artist who’s got something to say, a storyteller who really wants to tell you a real story and not just bedazzle you.”
anonymity wrote:I'm interested in this because I like JGL. But I'm not really interested in the story. Though I'm looking to see what he has done with it.
Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) has joined the cast of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction.
The story centers on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, a porn-addicted lothario who goes on a quest to better himself, after meeting a recently widowed woman (Julianne Moore) at night school. Brie Larson will play the title character's sister. Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, and Rob Brown also star.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt insists Scarlett Johansson reaches new levels of acting in 'Don Jon's Addiction'.
The 31-year-old star directs the 'Avengers Assemble' beauty in the forthcoming movie – which tells the story of the titular character's porn addiction and how he attempts to become less selfish – and he doesn't think people will have ever seen her do "anything like this before".
Speaking at the European premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in London's Leicester Square, he told BANG Showbiz: "We just finished shooting it and when I get back from doing this tour then I'll begin cutting it.
"Scarlett is fantastic in the movie, you've never seen her do anything like this before. She's got a whole other character – her voice, her nails, everything."
Joseph's latest role sees him play police officer John Blake in 'The Dark Knight Rises', and he revealed the movie's helmer Christopher Nolan was "super encouraging" when he told him he was making his directorial debut in 'Don Jon's Addiction'.
He added: "I loved the transition from acting to directing. I've had the good fortune to work with a lot of excellent directions, Christopher Nolan being a prime example.
"I was finishing writing this movie while we were filming 'The Dark Knight Rises' and I told him I was directing it and he was super encouraging - I just thought that was the sweetest thing."