Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson have joined Natalie Portman in Hesher, an indie dramedy being directed by Spencer Susser, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a loser twentysomething who invades the life of an awkward 13-year-old who is living with a pill-popping father and grandmother.
Gordon-Levitt is playing the title character, a good and bad influence on the boy’s life. Wilson is the dad trying to keep his family together after the death of his wife.
Portman, who is producing the film with Lucy Cooper, plays a supermarket worker for whom the kid falls for after she saves him from a bully.
Susser wrote the script with David Michod. The movie begins shooting next week in Los Angeles.