In what’s certainly the cutest Internet video since that cat watching tennis (which I can’t seem to find, so maybe I dreamt that one), “500 Days of Summer” stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have recorded themselves covering Nancy Wilson’s holiday ditty, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” With Deschanel strumming the ukulele and Gordon-Levitt handling guitar, the scene recalls the best moments from their 2009 indie hit before, you know, everything went to shit.
“I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years,” she says. “We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called ‘Manic,’ where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since. When we did ‘500 Days of Summer’ 8 years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and make up trailer; we had loads of fun. I hope to do a thousand more movies with him because he’s simply the best. But in the meantime, we made a little New Year’s duet for all of you! The original by Nancy Wilson. ENJOY! Don’t forget to check out Joe’s website http://hitrecord.org.”
Zooey Deschanel returns to television January 17 with “The New Girl” on Fox. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a busy movie plate for 2012, including “The Dark Knight Rises.”