joseph gordon levitt don jon's addiction

This second still has arrived online from ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut. After a stellar reception at the Sundance Film Festival last month, Relativity Media reportedly paid roughly $4 million for ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ with a $25 million commitment to the film’s marketing. The studio are planning a theatrical release later this year for the film, though no release date has been set.

Besides directional duties on the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and stars as a modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars in the dark comedy alongside Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, and Rob Brown. Gordon-Levitt’s longtime collaborator Ram Bergman (Looper) produced with the helmer’s HitRecord Films banner, and the film was executive produced by Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures, which is handling international sales.

Coming off a string of movies acting under the direction of some of cinemas great modern directors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently said of his move into feature film direction and his experience working on the likes of ‘The Dark Knight Rises, ‘Looper’ and ‘Lincoln’: “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.” Expect more ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’ news soon. The first still released from the film can be viewed below the synopsis.

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women.