Weird, Wild Stuff: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Johnny Carson

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career has officially ascended to Dana Carvey heights: he gets to do a prolonged impression of Johnny Carson.

Deadline brings word that Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in King of Late Night, a biopic on legendary Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. The project is already being shopped around, with a script from Deadwood creator David Milch, and Bombshell and Austin Powers franchise director Jay Roach set to direct.

Once called “the most private public man who ever lived,” the late comedy icon will surely be looking down on this exposé with the same fondness he has for each night’s Fallon.

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