Bruce Willis Also Joins the Cast of Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi 'Looper'

May 15, 2010
Source: Deadline

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson, Bruce Willis

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was tentatively set to star in Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi film Looper, about hitmen who are sent their victims from the future (since time travel has been invented). We also revealed a full plot synopsis a few days later that mentions that Gordon-Levitt, who plays one of these hitmen, encounters himself when the victim he's sent back to kill is an older version of himself. Instead of having Gordon-Levitt play an older version of himself in make-up, Deadline reports that Bruce Willis has joined the cast to play the older character. This is shaping up to be an awesome project.

Deadline, oddly, calls this "Terminator-esque action film," which doesn't seem like the most apt description, but if it'll help sell the film, why not. They also mention that the film isn't actually being sold at Cannes, "but buyers are all over it." I'm so freakin' happy that Rian Johnson's next film is getting big interest this quick, because I want him to get funding and to start shooting this as soon as possible. As for Willis and Gordon-Levitt, their casting is not only interesting, but absolutely perfect, because these two will play great versions of the same character. I really can't wait for this to come together! We'll definitely keep you updated on this.

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  • Jason
    Sounds good.
  • crumb
    FUCK YES! Johnson, levitt and willis can do no wrong. this shall be amazing.
  • vladimir
    weird casting choice....bruce and jgl are nothing alike.
  • theotherbluth
    Actually Vlad, they are alike. They are both RAD. This movie just keeps sounding better.
  • Cody w
    I like the casting...but Willis and JGL have no resemblance....even if they playing different ages of the same character.
  • Candy Castle
    This is finally moving forward big time. But I'm also not so sure about the resemblamce between Willis and JGL.




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