Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Hesher

With Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson have signed up to join Natalie Portman in Hesher, an indie comedy/drama from debutant feature director Spencer Susser.

The story sees Gordon-Levitt play Hesher, a 20-something slacker who invades the life of an awkward 13 year-old. Said teen lives with his pill-popping father (Wilson), who's trying to keep the family together after his wife's death, and his grandmother. Portman plays the supermarket check-out girl the teen falls in love with after she saves him from bullies, while Hesher himself proves a mixed influence on the boy's life.

Portman's one of the producers on the film, which was written by Susser along with David Michod. If you're pining for Gordon-Levitt in the meantime, he'll be in GI Joe later in the summer, and Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception after that.