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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Set To Become Writer-Director-Star

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is adding a few more hyphens.

The "50/50" star is set to make his directorial debut with an untitled romantic comedy that he'll also write and star in, according to Deadline.

Scarlett Johansson will also play a lead role in the story of a modern-day Don Juan and his quest to become less of a "selfish dick," according to Gordon-Levitt himself. There is another female role that will be cast shortly.

The transition into directing seems to have been the plan for the "Hesher" star all along, at least since he returned to acting after a short hiatus during which he attended Columbia University.

"I was a child actor for years and quit at 19, went to school a while, and a big part of why I came back was that I ultimately wanted to make movies," Gordon-Levitt said. "I spent a year working with Chris Nolan, Rian Johnson, Steven Spielberg, and I did my best to pay attention. I’ve also been making short films for a long time now, I’ve directed a ton of them, and that is a huge part of why I feel comfortable and confident in this."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt can do no wrong in our eyes, so we're sure this is going to be yet another impressive addition (and expansion!) to his almost flawless resume (we'll forget about "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" if you will).

Gordon-Levitt has quite a year ahead of him, as he'll be appearing in "The Dark Knight Rises" (July 20), "Premium Rush" (Aug. 24), "Looper" (Sept. 28), "Lincoln" (opening sometime in December) and "Django Unchained" (Dec. 25). And production on his directorial debut will commence on April 16.

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