You may ask yourself, seeing a photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper, is that really JGL? Yes, it is. The reason he looks a little different is because he is playing a 30 year younger version of Bruce Willis. The film involves time travel, hired guns, assassinations, and the mob, all in a science fiction based action film. Looper also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels. Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom) wrote and directed the film.
“In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.”
Looper is in theatres September 28, 2012.