Sundance Film Festival 2013: Joseph-Gordon Levitt Debuts Don Jon's Addiction


Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction, will premiere early January at the Sundance Film Festival, reported the New York Post.

The film, also written and starring Gordon-Levitt — alongside Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and 1980s sitcom star Tony Danza — tells the story of a modern day Don Juan who is addicted to porn and objectifies women until he meets an older woman who turns his life upside down. 

Gordon-Levitt, the star of the Dark Knight Rises and Lincoln, told Yahoo Movies UK he is "super proud" of his directorial debut — which he defined as a "dark comedy" without providing further details.

"I wrote the part for Scarlett Johansson and she liked the script enough to do it. She's fantastic in it. Julianne Moore is in it, she's also really fantastic in it," the actor-turned-director said.

Gordon-Levitt, who also showed his blockbuster acting chops in the sci-fi thriller Looper (alongside Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt), said he has been inspired by the industry's heavyweights he has the chance to work with — among them, Rian Johnson, Christopher Nolan, and Steven Spielberg.

"The good directors I've worked with have that balance between really having done their homework but also being flexible enough to change on the day," he explained.

"Rian is a director who comes at it with a well-thought through vision but at the same time, he's really open to spontaneity and collaboration. In that way, he's quite similar to Chris Nolan and Steven Spielberg, I found,” Gordon-Levitt concluded.