Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Make Directorial Debut With Sexy Comedy

Scarlett Johansson will co-star with the actor, who also wrote the screenplay.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is turning into a triple threat, venturing into big-screen writing and directing.

Gordon-Levitt will make his feature directorial debut with an untitled comedy based on a script he also wrote. He will star in the movie, with Scarlett Johansson playing one of the two major female roles.

Plotlines are not being revealed other than it centers on “a modern day Don Juan and his journey to become less of a selfish dick,” according to Gordon-Levitt’s publicist.

Financing is coming from Voltage Pictures, which is selling international rights in Berlin. Ram Bergman will produce for Ram Bergman Productions in association with hitRECord Films.

Production is set to start in Los Angeles on April 16.

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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Feb.11, 2012

Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” which bounds from No. 8 to No. 2.

As Adele’s set 21 leads the Billboard 200 album chart for an 18th week, “Fire” tallies a second frame atop the Hot 100, fueled largely by its 5-4 advance on the Hot 100 Airplay chart (118 million audience impressions, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS).

On the Hot Digital Songs survey, “Fire” remains at No. 2 after topping the chart two weeks ago. The song sold 167,000 downloads (down 10%) in the list’s tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
 
As announced yesterday, Adele will perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Feb. 12, marking her first live performance since undergoing vocal surgery late last year.
 
Clarkson’s “Stronger” is aptly titled, as the second single from her album Stronger vaults 8-2 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. The song surges by 29% to 225,000 downloads sold andascends 3-1 on Hot Digital Songs, marking Clarkson’s second leader on the sales ranking. Her “My Life Would Suck Without You” spent two weeks at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs three years ago this month.

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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Feb.11, 2012

1. Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain”
2. Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
3. Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
4. Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
5. David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
6. Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain”
7. LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It”
8. Jessie J, “Domino”
9. Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away”
10.Tyga, “Rack City”

Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Feb.4, 2012

1. Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain”
2. Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
3. Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
4. David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
5. Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away”
6. Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain”
7. LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It”
8. Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
9. Jay Z & Kanye West, “N***as In Paris”
10.Jessie J, “Domino”

US Weekend Boxoffice top 10 (Feb. 10-12, 2012)

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum romance vehicle The Vow led the pre-Valentines Day weekend, as Safe House opens strong in second place. Two other debuts, Warner Brothers’ “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and and George Lucas’ 3-D version of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” also strong.

The Vow

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1. The Vow (2012)
2. Safe House
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
4. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
5. Chronicle
6. The Woman in Black
7. The Grey
8. Big Miracle
9. The Descendants
10.Underworld Awakening

US Weekend Boxoffice top 10 (Jan. 29-27, 2012)

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1. The Grey
2. Underworld Awakening
3. One For the Money
4. Red Tails
5. Man on a Ledge
6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
7. The Descendants
8. Contraband
9. Beauty and the Beast (3D)
10.Haywire

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Best Actor Best Actress
Demián Bichir – “A Better Life”
George Clooney – “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”
Gary Oldman – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt – “Moneyball”
Glenn Close – “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis – “The Help”
Rooney Mara – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep – “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams – “My Week with Marilyn”
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Kenneth Branagh – “My Week with Marilyn”

Jonah Hill – “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte – “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
Max von Sydow – “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain – “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer – “The Help”
Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Cinematography Film Editing
“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
“Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski
“The Artist” – Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” – Kevin Tent
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” – Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” – Christopher Tellefsen
Art Direction Costume Design
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2“
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
“The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Descendants” – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” – John Logan
“The Ides of March” – George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin – Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” – Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan
“The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” – Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” – J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen
“A Separation” – Asghar Farhadi
Documentary (Feature) Documentary (Short Subject)
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Sound Editing Sound Mixing
“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
“Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
“War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
Music (Original Score) Music (Original Song)
“The Adventures of Tintin” – John Williams
“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” – Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” – Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” – John Williams
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett
Short Film (Animated) Short Film (Live Action)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø
Animated Feature Film Foreign Language Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran
Makeup Visual Effects
“Albert Nobbs” – Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ – Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Iron Lady” – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
“Hugo”
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
“Real Steel”
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Jan. 28, 2012

Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit.

The song, which already represents Rihanna’s longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becomes one of just 11 boasting a solo female lead billing to have ruled for at least 10 weeks in the tally’s 53-year history. “Love” is the first such leader since Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” logged 10 weeks on top in 2006-07. Full Story >>

Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Jan. 28, 2012

1. Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
2. Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain”
3. Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
4. Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain”
5. LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It”
6. Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away”
7. Jay Z & Kanye West, “N***as In Paris”
8. Tyga, “Rack City”
9. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa f/ Bruno Mars, “Young, Wild & Free”
10. David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”

DGA Nominations

WOODY ALLEN for Midnight in Paris
(Sony Pictures Classics)

DAVID FINCHER for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist
(The Weinstein Company)

ALEXANDER PAYNE for The Descendants
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

MARTIN SCORSESE for Hugo
(Paramount Pictures)

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