Indie double play for Gordon-Levitt
EmptyJoseph Gordon-Levitt continues his indie streak, booking starring roles in back-to-back features.
First up for Gordon-Levitt is "Uncertainty," the latest film from David Siegel and Scott McGehee. The film is loosely based on a script by Siegel and McGehee, who also are producing, with dialogue to be developed in collaboration with the actors.
The story revolves around a young couple faced with having to make an important decision, and the film is split into two versions of the same Fourth of July in New York, presenting a new series of unexpected choices the characters make.
Siegel and McGehee wrote and directed "The Deep End" and co-directed "Bee Season."
Shooting is under way in New York.
Gordon-Levitt then will hop to Intermedia and GreeneStreet Films' "The Frog King," a coming-of-age dramedy that is due to enter production in the fall. Darren Star ("Sex and the City") will direct the film, which Bret Easton Ellis adapted from a novel by Adam Davies.
Gordon-Levitt will play an educated wannabe writer slaving away as a peon at a New York publishing house. The one bright spot in his life is his girlfriend, whom he loses and then has to win back.
Scott Kroopf, John Penotti, Fisher Stevens and Tim Williams will produce for Intermedia.
Gordon-Levitt has been on a strong indie streak since wrapping the sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun," notching starring turns in such films as "Mysterious Skin," "Brick" and "The Lookout." He next stars opposite Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane in John Madden's "Killshot" as well as Kimberly Peirce's Iraq War drama "Stop Loss" for Paramount.
He is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment Partners.