"I'm gonna direct a movie I wrote!," announced JGL today on his website, hitRECordJoe. "It may be the biggest announcement of my life and I'm super excited about it. :oD"
Deadline.com was first to break the news, detailing that JGL had just been greenlighted to direct and act in a feature film starring Scarlett Johansson. Levitt himself penned the script and will playing the ladies man lead character who is on a journey to reform his lothario ways.
"This is the first time I finished a feature film I thought was good enough to make into a movie," he told Deadline. "I've written others, including one mammothy huge sprawling thing that encompasses my entire point of view of everything since I was 20 years old."
Joseph credits the colossal career step towards his directorial influences of late for giving him the knowledge and self assurance to move forward with his passion.
"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."
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