Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been acting for most of his young life. And in that time, he’s gotten quite a film ducation, having worked with everyone from his pal, the wonderful Rian Johnson to Gregg Araki, Christopher Nolan, and Steven Spielberg, taking on a varied array of roles, swiftly moving from young actor on the rise to one of the most sought after men in Hollywood. But only naturally, after being in the industry so long, JGL caught the filmmaking bug himself and this October, we’ll see his first stab at writing and directing his own full-length feature, Don Jon.
As a juiced-up sexual comedy, the film tackles one man’s struggle between the allure and satisfaction of fantasy and the vulnerability and intimacy of reality. As a young bachelor bartender focused on nothing more than his cars, his family, getting ladies, and working out, when he meets the girl of his dreams his world suddenly gets thrown off-kilter. Starring in the film himself alongside Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza, JGL now gives us the first taste of his feature with a energetic trailer for Don Jon.