DINER director Barry Levinson's son SAM is following in his dad's filmmaking footsteps - he's landed Hollywood actress Ellen Barkin as the lead star for his directorial movie debut.
Sam Levinson's dad filmed Diner in 1982 with Barkin as his leading lady.
And now the mid-20s actor-turned-director is in Michigan shooting Devil in My Shoes with the actress.
Recent reports suggested the pair had embarked on a romance while working together; however, a rep for the new director has brushed off the claims.
His spokesperson tells the New York Daily News the relationship is "strictly professional".