Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce LGBT comic book movie

Director of indie hit Don Jon has signed up to produce Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce LGBT comic book movie
18 December 2013

US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce a film based on the LGBT-inclusive comic book series Sandman.

The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ actor confirmed the project last night, expressing his delight at being involved in the project. 

He said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN.’

Sandman, which ran for 75 issues from January 1989 until March 1996, has been applauded for having many LGBT characters.

The graphic novels are well known for having several openly gay characters such as Cluracan, Hazel, Foxglove and Desire.

Gaiman also introduced the first trans civilian character ever, Wanda, in the acclaimed comic book series.

With the project confirmed, several people were wanting to know whether Gordon-Levitt would be starring in the film as well.

He tweeted: ‘Just to clarify, folks. I’ve signed on as a producer on Sandman. The rest remains to be seen. Delighted you guys are excited. I am too!’

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