Date: 3rd February 2022

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Infamous Cult Leader Jim Jones In New Film.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play notorious cult leader Jim Jones in the thriller, which will be directed by Anne Sewitsky.

Director Anne Sewitsky is set to helm the thriller, "White Night", about Jim Jones and the mass suicide at Jonestown. The film will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the cult leader, Jim Jones, with ChloŽ Grace Moretz playing one of the cult's inner circle members.

Moretz will play Layton, who joins the People’s Temple, the notorious cult led by minister Jim Jones (Gordon Levitt) and rises through the ranks and gains access to Jones’s inner circle in a bid to expose the truth about him to the world before it is too late.

Jones established "Jonestown" at a South American agricultural settlement in Guyana in 1974 as an extension of his San Francisco-based cult. Four years later, on November 18 1978, more than 900 people died after drinking poison in what remains one of the largest mass murder-suicides on record.

Most recently Moretz starred in the thriller Mother/Android and currently serves as an executive producer on Snapchat’s Discover series Coming Out.

Gordon-Levitt most recently started in the Apple TV+ series Mr. Corman and will next be seen as Uber founder Travis Kalanick in the Showtime limited series Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. He will soon be featured as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Robert Zemeckis’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio.

Source: Press Release