Following last month's report that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is being eyed to star in Sandman, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman comic book series, we have word that the actor is finalizing a deal to star, produce and direct.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce alongside David S. Goyer, whose recent pitch was well-received by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns. The studio is currently seeking a writer to adapt the comic book.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star as Morpheus, the personification of Dreams in a family known as The Endless, whose members represent other aspects of life such as Death, Delirium, Desire, Destruction, Despair and Destiny. The story follows Morpheus, who escapes after being held captive by a wizard for the past 70 years. He goes on a journey to get revenge for his imprisonment, while trying to rebuild his empire and adapt to the current society.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently made his directorial debut with Don Jon, with this project representing a significant leap in scope from his debut. The actor will next be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.