Relativity Media is acquiring Don Jon's Addiction, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut. Relativity is paying about $4 million for the film, with a roughly $25 million P&A commitment, according to sources. This marks the biggest deal at this year's fest so far.
The deal is for U.S. rights. The film will receive a theatrical release this summer.
Gordon-Levitt also wrote and stars in the film as a selfish modern-day Don Juan who attempts to change his life's routine. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Rob Brown.
Don Jon's Addiction premiered at Eccles Theatre on Jan. 18 as part of Sundance's Premieres category.
THR's film critic Todd McCarthy wrote of the film: "Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again. Still, the preoccupation with sex, and the presence of Scarlett Johansson as the object of some of that obsession, might hit high school- and college-age boys where they live, resulting in a tidy piece of change from that particular market."
WME and CAA co-represented the filmmakers.
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