Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays TV’s greatest late-night talk show host
By James Brizuela | 3 seconds ago
Hollywood has been made up of reboots and remakes as well as giving popular celebrities the biopic treatment. These biopics give fans a deeper look into the personal lives of important personalities through all their ups and downs, especially what made them rise to superstardom. One of the greatest talk show hosts to ever do it is now getting the biopic treatment. Johnny Carson will now take a deeper dive into his life and rise to fame. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is targeted to play the late night talk show in the series which is currently being shopped.
The new series will be called late night king, and it promises to take a much deeper look into Carson’s life. David Milch, famous for creating dead wood, is ready to write the series. The series had been reported five years after its development, even when Milch had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Jay Roach was also attached to the project as director, with Levitt serving as executive producer. The series is said to follow Carson’s journey from LA to NY and then to Las Vegas. late night king will take a closer look at the late-night TV phenom as he navigates the struggles of his on-air persona and his more personal attacks on celebrities and other personalities. Also, how he was apparently supposed to buy the Aladdin hotel in Vegas but failed to do so. Something he claimed was never the case. All these details will certainly be explained in more detail in the next series.
Johnny Carson changed the way late-night talk shows were portrayed, though his jokes and the roasting of other celebrities often came back to him in a much more negative way. Raymond Burr, who was the star of the Perry Mason show, got angry at Carson twice for the constant big jokes made at his expense by the late-night host. Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks like Carson, so this could be a pretty perfect cast. Levitt has been a regular part of many TV series lately. His most recent is a show on Showtime titled super pumped, where he camps the creator of Uber, Travis Kalanick. Looks like the man wants to be part of the biopic game more now. He also played Edward Snowden in Snowden.
late night king is currently being shopped and has yet to be picked up by a network, although with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jay Roach and David Milch working together, it may not be long before a network retrieves it. Especially considering that Johnny Carson was one of the most beloved and controversial talk show hosts in history. Levitt’s most recent show, titled Mr Corman, was recently canceled by Apple+ TV. While this cancellation seems harsh, it’s still a huge draw in Hollywood. He should be the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the Pinocchio live reboot. Adding the man to potentially play Carson could leave the networks fighting over who gets the rights to this new series.