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(343) Days of Waiting for Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Ohio Union Activities Board’s “hitRECord at the Movies with Joseph Gordon-Levitt” event originally scheduled for Oct. 24 has been postponed to Nov. 7, OUAB confirmed to The Lantern on Monday.

The event will now take place at 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.

The ticket release originally scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. has been moved back as well, to Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Ohio Union Information Desk and students can pick up one per BuckID.

The event has been postponed because of a scheduling conflict on Gordon-Levitt’s part, said OUAB adviser Katie Krajny.

Gordon-Levitt’s publicist, Erica Gray, also confirmed that a scheduling conflict caused the event to be postponed, but did not say what specifically caused the scheduling conflict. However, Gordon-Levitt was cast in the next Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is currently filming in Los Angeles.

OUAB became aware of the conflict at the end of the business day Friday, said Michael Niday, OUAB lectures chair. He said OUAB “did our best” to update their website and their Facebook page for the event over the weekend with the changes.

Still, Niday believes the delay will help attendance.

“I think this event will be a big success, and having to postpone only gives us more time to make students aware of the ticket release and event itself,” Niday said.

Students still showed up at the Ohio Union Monday to pick up their tickets. Some were disappointed when they showed up and learned it had been postponed.

Olivia Ross, a second-year in environmental science, said the postponement was a “big bummer,” but is still looking forward to the event.

“It’s the biggest thing since I’ve been here,” she said.

Valerie Carroll, a fourth-year in communication, said she planned her whole day Monday around the ticket release, even adjusting her work schedule.

“I’m frustrated and bummed that I have to wait for tickets,” she said. “I’m still excited to see him. Just happy it’s not canceled.”

Other students were not as upset.

“I’m excited he’s coming, but not too bummed,” said Drew Enigk, a fourth-year in animal sciences. “I can easily come back.”

Gordon-Levitt was originally scheduled to appear on campus for an OUAB event titled “Joseph Gordon-Levitt // RE:ACTING & RECORDING” last October, but canceled due to the reshooting of an undisclosed movie and for personal reasons, Krajny said in a Nov. 1, 2010, story in The Lantern.

Gordon-Levitt is an American actor. After gaining notoriety as Tommy Solomon in the TV series “3rd Rock from the Sun” in the mid ‘90s, Gordon-Levitt’s film career blossomed with an appearance in 1999’s “10 Things I Hate About You,” and more recently, 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer” and “Inception” in 2010. Gordon-Levitt will appear in the film “50/50,” scheduled to be released Sept. 30, and will also appear in “The Dark Knight Rises,” scheduled to be released next July.

In 2004, Gordon-Levitt purchased the website hitRECord.com, a project described as an “open-collaborative production company,” according to the website. “HitRECord RECollection: Volume 1,” an anthology of the group’s work, was released Sept. 20.

Jackie Storer contributed to this story.

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