Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut has not only been snatched up by Relativity Media but it's been snagged in a deal with huge numbers attached. Relativity reportedly spent $4 million for the rights to release Don Jon's Addiction theatrically as well as an additional $25 million for P&A (the prints and advertising budget).
Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed and stars in the film which finds him playing a modern-day Don Juan who's attempting to change his ways. The cast also includes Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, and Rob Brown.
Also making a deal at Sundance was A24 for The Spectacular Now. The Descendants' Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (the 2012 Footloose) star in what's being described as one of the must-sees of the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by James Ponsoldt, the film also features Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo.
Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber adapted Tim Tharp's novel for the screen. A24 is aiming for a summer theatrical release of The Spectacular Now.
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