Get ready for a lot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Arguably first runner up in the unofficial entertainer of the year award for 2012 to Channing Tatum, Gordon-Levitt is kicking 2013 off by not only premiering his feature directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" at Sundance, but hosting the festival's annual awards ceremony.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26. "Don Jon's Addiction" will premiere on Friday, Jan 18. That means Gordon-Levitt should be in Park City for over a week. Whether he can avoid pestering questions from press about potentially starring in un-Sundance fare such as "Justice League" or "Guardians of the Galaxy" remains to be seen.
The 31-year-old actor and musician is a veteran of the festival having appeared in Sundance favorites such as "Mysterious Skin" and "500 Days of Summer." Last year, Gordon-Levitt and his online production company hitRECord had an installation in the festival's New Frontier section including a live performance. Gordon-Levitt is also an art trustee of the Sundance Institute which runs the festival and the year round Sundance Labs program.
In a statement released by the Institute, John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Institute noted, "Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s accomplished and original artistic perspectives have contributed greatly to Sundance Institute and the independent film community. As host, he is sure to add flair to our Awards Ceremony in similarly exciting ways, and we are thrilled that he will join us in recognizing outstanding achievements at this year’s Festival."
Former "Sundance Queen" Parker Posey was scheduled to host last year's award ceremony, but had to cancel at the last minute due to illness.
Gordon-Levitt recently received a 2013 SAG Awards nomination in the best ensemble category for "Lincoln." He recently appeared in "The Dark Knight Rises," "Premium Rush" and "Looper."
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 17-27. Look for complete coverage on HitFix.