“Inception” actor Gordon-Levitt begins directing

By Daily Trojan Staff

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is planning on climbing into the director’s chair this year.

The young actor has written, will star and also direct a feature film that will star Scarlett Johansson.

There’s little information on the film itself but it’s said to be a “sexy comedy” about a ladies man.

The former child star has been on the public’s radar in recent years.

In 2010, he was seen in Christopher Nolan’s existential summer blockbuster “Inception,” but he has also concerned himself with a number of independent films, such as “(500) Days of Summer” and “50/50,” for which he received Golden Globe nominations.

The decision to step behind the camera isn’t a stretch for the soon-to-be 31-year-old, who founded hitRECord, an “open-collaborative production company” that brings together creative artists. The actor has always been interested in telling stories, and so directing a feature film seems like an obvious choice for him.

The film has already secured financing and Ram Bergman Productions as well as hitRECord Films will produce. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography on April 16.

In addition to directing his own feature film this year, he will also be seen in “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Premium Rush,” “Looper,” “Lincoln” and is still trying to squeeze in a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”