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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking for talent, including someone who speaks Malay

The Inception and Looper actor has been busy crowdsourcing from Malaysia, Philippines, Mexico and Germany, among other countries, for a project inspired by his latest movie on Netflix.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking for talent, including someone who speaks Malay

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to be crowdsourcing for talent and recently, he’s been looking in the region.

On Wednesday (Aug 12), Gordon-Levitt posted a photo of an astronaut in a living room with the accompanying caption: “Looking for people from Malaysia who like to write... know anyone?”

The Inception and Looper actor added that those interested should write a one-liner “about what this astronaut is thinking” and that they could write in either English or Malay.

Earlier that day, he had posted “What’s up, Malaysia? Got a project I’d love to collaborate with you on.” He added that he was looking for “musicians, singers, rappers, and artists of all kinds to help create a song inspired by my upcoming Netflix movie, Project Power.”

The day before, he had been looking for Malay speakers to say the word “puisi”, or poetry in Malay. This was for a project called Poetry Around The World where people are invited to say the word "poetry" in their native language.

The 39-year-old actor is not just looking in Malaysia. He’s posted calls to action to those in India, the Philippines, Mexico and Germany, and also asked for French, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese speakers, among others.

We haven’t seen Singapore come up yet although we did appear on a Facebook post earlier this month where Gordon-Levitt used a photo of a woman dancing in the rain taken in Pasir Ris to prompt followers to come up with a story of the scene in just one line.

He invited all contributions to be sent to HitRecord, the online collaborative media platform he founded in 2004.

Until he reveals the end results of all this crowdsourcing he's been doing, Gordon-Levitt can next be seen in a sci-fi thriller called Project Power about a drug that gives people superhuman abilities. The film also stars Jamie Foxx and Rodrigo Santoro and airs on Netflix on Friday.

Source: CNA/sr