Shameless barkeep Steve Howey is about to serve Zooey Deschanel’s Jess a shot of sexual tension on New Girl, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Howey has been tapped to guest star as Jax McTavish, an intense (in every sense of the word) professional football player that Winston interviews.
The jock is later invited to Schmidt and Nick’s “Tinfinity” party — a.k.a. a bash celebrating their 10 years of living together — and it’s there that he crosses paths with (and catches the eye of) Jess.
Joe hosted the award ceremony of Sundance Film Festival! I have added the latest pics of Joe including the ones of Joe around Park City.
Check out Joe, Tony Danza and Julianne Moore’s interview with The Playlist to discuss Don Jon’s Addiction.
You worked with some of the greatest directors in the world last year. What were some of the biggest takeaways from the ways those guys worked going into directing your first feature?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Great question. Getting the chance to work with and watch Rian [Johnson] and Chris [Nolan] and Steven [Spielberg] all in one year was a big part of why I felt encouraged to go try. One thing I could say that I noticed that all three of those guys had in common, and they’re all three very different filmmakers, but they all have a great sense of balancing their vision, that they’ve done their homework for, and [being ready for] spontaneous things that arrive on the day.
Julianne Moore: That’s a hard thing to do.
JGL: It is, and that I think is right at the crux of what makes a good director: is knowing when to stick to what you thought it was going to be and when to go with what it’s now sort of coming to be. Rian and Chris and Steven are all really good at that, and it was something I sort of cheated on and kept in mind a lot while I was directing. Oftentimes it would be like, “This is one of those moments! I’m being asked right now if we’re going to do it the way I thought we were going to do it or if we’re going to try something new. All right.” Those are the decisions that I think make up a lot of what a director does.
The film focuses on a man addicted to masturbating to porn. What made you want to tell such a gutsy and risky story for your first directorial feature?
JGL : I mean, I’ll tell you how I got to that subject matter. But…I knew that if I was going to make a movie and be in charge then I wanted to do something that I couldn’t do otherwise. You know? I wanted to do something that would probably have not happened if I wasn’t making it happen. So, you know I made a short film that played here at Sundance called “Sparks,” which I really like and I’m really proud of it. It’s an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard short story and while I think it’s really good, it wasn’t something that could not have happened without me. You know what I mean? If that makes sense.
Tony Danza: [It was] more conventional.
JGL: It was more conventional. I mean, Elmore Leonard is a genre writer that is arguably the best at that crime genre. But I knew if I was going to write and direct a movie I wanted to really try something, and I wanted to try to make a love story. What I’ve noticed about love is what’s always getting in the way — people objectifying each other. Putting expectations on each other that they’ve learned from various places. Whether it’s their family or from friends or from their church or from the media. So I thought a love story about a relationship between a guy who watches too much porn and girl who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies would really bring that theme out. And that was the beginning of it.
TD: You have to wonder what’s harder on relationships, right? Is it the romantic ideal? Or was it the pornography?
JGL: I think it’s really…
TD: Too close to call? [laughing]
I have added more portraits of Joe and Tony Danza for Don Jon’s Addiction at Sundance Film Festival.
Sorry for the belated news. Joe will be starring in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in final negotiations to star in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
While the movie is an adaptation of one of Frank Miller’s notable stories from the 1990s, Miller and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez have added a new storyline specifically for the movie.
Gordon-Levitt will play a newly created character called Johnny, a smooth-talking gambler. The part was originally written for Johnny Depp (hence the name).
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson are among those returning. Jamie Chung is replacing Devon Aoki and Dennis Haysbert has replaced the late Michael Clarke Duncan for the sequel, which has been shooting in fits and starts since early November.
The start-stop nature is part of Rodriguez’s approach to the production, which is still looking for its female lead (the part was initially written for Angelina Jolie) and another big-name male lead.
Gordon-Levitt has been receiving a steady stream of offers since blowing up last year, when he appeared in The Dark Knight Rises, starred in Looper and Premium Rush and appeared in Lincoln. Among the offers: Legendary’s Godzilla and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He has passed on both of them.
Rodriguez also shoots lean and mean so the Sin City filming will not be a huge commitment on the part of Gordon-Levitt, leaving him plenty of time to find more projects.
He is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt earned the cape and cowl at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises,” but that doesn’t mean he’ll continue to wear them.
The actor spoke with MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival — where he was promoting his directorial debut, “Don Jon’s Addiction” — about the numerous rumors that he’ll be playing Batman in future DC Entertainment projects including “Justice League” and a rumored cameo in the upcoming Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.”
“I hadn’t heard that one,” Gordon-Levitt laughed when MTV’s Josh Horowitz asked him about the “Man of Steel” rumor. “It just goes to show how much you can believe rumors.”
In fact, Gordon-Levitt advises fans to be skeptical of any rumor that comes with his name attached — including all of the recent Batman and “Guardians of the Galaxy” reports — until he says otherwise.
“I don’t think you should believe in any of them,” he said. “If there’s something I’m going to be in, I’m going to tell you about it.”
One geek-friendly project that Gordon-Levitt is definitely involved in is “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” He’ll play a character named Johnny, a cocky gambler who picks a fight with the wrong guy in a brand new story unique to the “Sin City” sequel.
“‘Sin City 2′ is going to be fun,” the actor grinned. “[I'm playing] a quintessential Rodriguez badass. It’s going to be fun as hell.”
Beyond starring in the film, Gordon-Levitt sees an added benefit in joining the “Sin City” team. “I’ve made a lot of short films with hitRECOrd on green screen,” he said, “and in my opinion, ‘Sin City’ is probably the best movie that’s been made with that methodology. So I’m very eager to see how [Rodriguez] does it.”