Seriously, everyone loves Joseph Gordon-Levitt, even if you don’t want to admit, you know you do. Well, here’s a double dose of news involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt for you. First he’s involved to help writer David Goyer’s pitch to bring Neil Gaiman’s Sandman to the big screen.
Since to rumors, confirmation has now been made as to what he’ll be doing on the adaptation. Deadline reports Gordon-Levitt is finalizing a deal to produce the film and also attached him to the project as the lead. In addition, the actor also hopes to turn the project into his sophomore directing effort, but that sounds like a less certain part of the deal.
But there’s more for you fanboy!
We know that Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, is coming to America on February 21st, but no word had been made as to who would provide the dubbed voices for the foreign animated film. USA Today has revealed that Gordon-Levitt will lead the cast as Jiro Horikoshi, a talented engineer who spends his life building planes, only to realize he can’t fix everything. He will be joined by his Looper co-star Emily Blunt along with her husband John Krasinski (“The Office”) and John Krasinski and Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, William H. Macy, Mae Whitman, Jennifer Grey, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood, Ronan Farrow and, wait for it, Werner Herzog.
Not a bad cast for the dubbed version at all.