Joseph Gordon Levitt as Arsonist and Mentor in Hesher
04.08.11 by REELZ
The upcoming Joseph Gordon Levitt movie, Hesher, which was first seen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and later at the San Diego Comic-Con, is looking at a May 13 release date. The movie features Levitt as a homemade-tattoo-sporting, long-haired, greasy pyromaniac who takes up residence in a grieving family’s garage.
An official trailer and a new poster were both released in the past week, and now Reelz has some exclusive photos from the production—one of which involves an airborne Gordon Levitt and a flaming diving board. Epic.
Here's the synopsis:
TJ [Devin Brochu] is 13 years old. Two months ago, his mom was killed in an accident, leaving TJ and his grieving dad to move in with grandma to pick up the pieces. Hesher [Gordon-Levitt] is a loner. He hates the world—and everyone in it. He has long, greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He likes fire and blowing things up. He lives in his van—until he meets TJ.
is directed by Spencer Susser
and is his first feature film. It also stars Rainn Wilson
as the grief-stricken father of TJ (Devin Brochu
) and also co-stars Natalie Portman