Actor Paul Dano, who has appeared in such movies as ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘There Will Be Blood,’ is currently negotiating a deal to join the cast of ‘Looper,’ Slashfilm.com is reporting. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt are already on board to star in the sci-fi thriller. It will be helmed by Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Brick’ director, Rian Johnson.
The film, which is set in the future, will follow a group of killers, called loopers, who work for a crime syndicate. They send people back in time to kill for them and dispose of the bodies. Gordon-Levitt portrays Joe, a looper in the past who is forced to go on the run after one of his killings becomes compromised.
Blunt portrays the female lead Sara, who finds Joe in her barn, while Willis plays a looper from the future. There’s no word yet on which character Dano will play, but rumors are circulating that he will either portray Joe’s friend/co-worker Seth or thug Kid Blue. Shooting is expected to begin early next year.
Written by: Karen Benardello