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