Much like John Carter of Mars became John Carter, Don Jon’s Addiction is now officially Don Jon. Writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt took to Facebook Friday to reveal he decided to change the title of his hilarious online-porn comedy and, dropped a few news images on us as well. That’s one above and, after the jump, you can see more (including co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Tony Danza) plus read Gordon-Levitt’s reasons for the title change, updates on a trailer and more. Read More »
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Seeing Don Jon’s Addiction at Sundance was quite an experience, in part because of all the porn. The film, written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, follows a character (played by the director) who is addicted to online pornography. Despite being able to lure very attractive women home for sex, he prefers porn. In fact, the objectification aspect of watching porn is what he likes — he gets to see the exact images he wants, with no outlay of energy or emotion on his own part.
So there’s a fair amount of porn in the movie, and clips of stuff that might be a little intense for those who don’t spend much time checking out sex on the internet.
There’s no image that, in and of itself, would result in a rating harder than an R. But the intensity of the clips is often pretty high, and there are a lot of clips. (Think of them like the repeated drug-prep scenes in Requiem For a Dream.) They’re important, and deliberately confrontational. The audience needs to see how reliant the character is on them, and how cut off from reality the images are.
But what’s in the movie now is likely too much for the MPAA, and so the cut that festival audiences are seeing now won’t be the one that people see in theaters when Relativity releases it this summer. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Talk about knocking it out of the park on the first try. Plenty of deals have come out of Sundance in the past few days, but the biggest one yet — and indeed, one of the biggest ever in the festival’s history — is for Don Jon’s Addiction, the feature directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Relativity Media has reportedly paid $4 million for domestic distribution rights to the film, with plans to release it theatrically this summer. In addition to its famous director/star, the picture also features Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is well into the production process by this point, but details on casting and plot are continuing to emerge. During a recent interview at Sundance, director Robert Rodriguez confirmed that Bruce Willis would be returning to reprise the role of Hartigan, as has been rumored for some time now. In addition, he spilled a few more details on Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character and the kind of trouble he gets up to in the new film. Hit the jump for more.
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Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
It seems no one in Hollywood can make a big-budget movie these days without sitting down with Joseph Gordon-Levitt at some point or other. In the past few months, he’s been rumored for Warner Bros.’ Justice League and tested for Guardians of the Galaxy. Just hours ago, we learned he’d actually been offered (and turned down) Gareth Edward’s Godzilla. Now Dimension Films has announced that he’s signed on for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s long-awaited comic book sequel. More details after the jump.
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Holy Starlord, Batman! It seems the actor most people picked to don the cape and cowl over in the DC Universe might get stolen by Marvel. Deadline reports Joseph Gordon-Levitt is “in the mix” for the lead role of Peter Quill in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. He joins a short list that’s believed to include front-runners Jim Sturgess and Zachary Levi among others.
What does this mean about his rumored connection to future Batman and Justice League movies? Read much more after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
Despite a quick and unequivocal denial from the actor’s reps, the rumor that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing Batman in Man of Steel just isn’t going away. Now, coyly adding fuel to the fire is The Dark Knight Rises director and Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan. While the filmmaker hasn’t confirmed Gordon-Levitt’s involvement in the new picture (he’d know better, even if it were true), he not denying it, either. More after the jump.
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