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    Fri, 01 May 2009 13:55:53

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Cast of Inception - Taking over for James Franco

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, the next project from director Christopher Nolan. Gordon-Levitt is taking over for James Franco, who was considering the film but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Gordon-Levitt will play a DiCaprio associate in the film, which shoots this summer and is slated for a 2010 release.

    In other Gordon-Levitt news, the actor will star with Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson in Hesher, an indie dramedy being directed by Spencer Susser. Hesher is about a loser 20-something who links up with an awkward 13-year-old who lives with his pill-popping dad and his grandmother. Gordon-Levitt will play the title character, who imparts both good and bad influences on the young boy. Wilson will play the boy's father, who is having trouble keeping his family afloat after the death of his wife. Portman will play a supermarket worker who saves the boy from a bully and subsequently becomes the object of his affections. Portman is producing the film, too. The movie is shooting in Los Angeles.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.01.09



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