Tony Danza to Play Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Father in JGL's Directorial Debut


Edit: As someone pointed out in the comments, I was completely and totally wrong when I said that Danza played Gordon-Levitt's father in Angels in the Outfield. Please forgive the error. Original article follows.

As a huge fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I'm ashamed to admit that I forgot this piece of trivia: Tony Danza played the young actor's father in the 1994 Disney baseball film Angels in the Outfield.

It looks at least one person thought that relationship worked on screen, because according to Variety, Danza is set to play Gordon-Levitt's father again in Jo-Go's directorial debut. Up until this point (and hell, still at this point) we don't know THAT much about the plot of the film. All we know so far is that Gordon-Levitt plays a modern day Don Juan who tries to become less of a "selfish dick." At least this story gives us a couple brief updates: Gordon-Levitt's character will be addicted to porn and he'll be from New Jersey (which is no surprise, considering Danza's New England heritage).

So we still don't know a ton about it, but with Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Gordon-Levitt, and yes, even Danza on board, you can count me in. I can't wait to see what JGL has up his sleeve for this movie, but you know it'll be a personal story: he wrote it, will direct it, and stars in it, so it's obviously a passion project.

What do you think about Tony Danza coming back to the big screen?

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