Coming off an electric performance in Game Change, Julianne Moore is poised to head into more (intentionally) comedic territory. Variety reports that Moore is now in talks to join Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s untitled feature directorial debut. Gordon-Levitt also wrote the project and will star as a modern day Don Juan who sets out on a quest to become less of a “selfish dick.” Moore would play an unlikely mentor to Gordon-Levitt’s character, and Scarlett Johansson is also on board to co-star.
Gordon-Levitt has been helming shorts for years now, so he’s no newbie to the director’s chair. He cited his experience with filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson and Steven Spielberg as preparation for his feature debut. Moore has a role in the fantasy epic Seventh Son opposite Jeff Bridges, which just started principal photography, and she’s also apparently a contender for the mother role in the Carrie remake alongside Chloe Moretz.