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Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt go means again, with the pair collaborating on Johnson’s 2005 breakout film Brick and 2012’s Looper. Johnson even discovered time to squeeze voiceover cameos for Gordon-Levitt into Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out.
Now they’re back together for Poker Face, a brand new thriller drama that’ll air on Peacock. Gordon-Levitt will star reverse Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne in a show written and directed by Johnson, his first full project for television.
Both Johnson and Gordon-Levitt are seeing major upswings in their careers at the moment. In early 2021, Johnson inked an incredibly good deal with Netflix, which splashed out $450m on two sequels to Knives Out. The first of these, Knives Out 2 will release in late 2022 and see Daniel Craig reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc along with a star-studded cast that includes Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, and Kate Hudson.
Gordon-Levitt is also riding high. He’s presently starring as Uber founder Travis Kalanick in Super Pumped on Showtime and was lately solid as Johnny Carson within the upcoming present King of Late Night, which is trying to find a community.
There aren’t any particulars on when Poker Face will go earlier than the cameras. Scheduling this may very well be difficult, as Netflix would certainly like Johnson to start work on Knives Out 3 as quickly as potential to recoup their big funding within the franchise. That, and Gordon-Levitt being always in demand, means we might not see the present debut on Peacock till someday in late 2023 and even 2024.
More on Poker Face as we hear it.