April 30, 2009

Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the cast of another indie film...

...a dramedy, no less. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson have joined Natalie Portman in "Hesher," an indie dramedy being directed by Spencer Susser. The story centers on a loser twentysomething who invades the life of an awkward 13-year-old who is living with a pill-popping father and grandmother.Gordon-Levitt is playing the title character, a good and bad influence on the boy's life. Wilson is the dad trying to keep his family together after the death of his wife.Portman, who is producing the film with Lucy Cooper, plays a supermarket worker for whom the kid falls for after she saves him from a bully. Matt Weaver and Scott Prisand also are producing, while Scot Armstrong ("Old School") exec produces. Susser wrote the script with David Michod. CAA packaged the film and is co-representing the film's North American distribution rights with Endeavor.The movie begins shooting next week in Los Angeles. CAA-repped Gordon-Levitt, who stars in this summer's "(500) Days of Summer" as well as "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," recently booked a lead role in Christopher Nolan's "Inception." Wilson, repped by Endeavor and 3 Arts Entertainment, appears in this summer's tentpole "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and will shoot the indie comedy "Peep World" this year.
-I'm a big fan of his, so I'm interested in this. Throw in Portman and it's looking real good...what do you think?


  1. i dig everything he's been in pretty much, so i'm down

  2. Angels In The Outfield is probably one of my favorite sports movies, I watched that so much as a youngster. It had a magnificent cast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Christopher Lloyd, Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Brenda Fricker, Matthew McConaughey, Adrien Brody, Ben Johnson, Neal McDonough, Dermot Mulroney. Just flap those wings brother.