Jeff Daniels Joining the Impressive Cast of Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

January 21, 2011
Source: Variety

Jeff Daniels

As if having a high concept sci-fi film directed by the man who brought us Brick and The Brothers Bloom wasn't exciting enough, director Rian Johnson went ahead and rounded up Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and even director Shane Carruth to star in Looper. The cast is already great, but why not throw a couple more names in there just for good measure? Variety has done just that as the trade reports Jeff Daniels (The Lookout), Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs") and Noah Segan (The Brothers Bloom) have now rounded out the cast of this promising flick, but their roles were not specified.

If you don't recall, the story follows a group of hitmen (called Loopers) in present-day who are sent their targets from the future. We focus on Gordon-Levitt's character as he discovers that one of his victims is actually the older version of himself from the future and lets him go instead of killing him. Then it's a race against time to track him down and kill the older version of himself in order to save his own future. You can see why I cannot wait to see this flick, especially from a director like Rian Johnson. Are you excited?

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  • Anonymous
    I was just wondering the other day where he's been.
  • bart
    can we please get some news on He-Man.....maybe peter jackson or nolan could head this up...
  • 97point6
    This is just getting better and better. Daniels is rock solid. It will be fun to see him and Gordon-Levitt back again.
  • Marcus
    Solid cast. I will watch anything JGL works on.. the man knows how to choose his projects well!
  • Djscontrino
    There shooting this here in New Orleans right now.




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