First Look at a Bruce Willis-esque Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper
Posted 03.18.12 by BrentJS
We got our first look at Bruce Willis as Joe, a contract killer for the mob, in writer-director Rian Johnson's new time-tripping sci-fi thriller, Looper, way back in May of last year, and now we've finally been given our first look at Willis' co-star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in a pair of still images released by TriStar Pictures.
If after looking at the new images you find yourself wondering why JGL doesn't quite look like himself, it's because he is playing young Joe and had to undergo extensive makeup and prosthetics in order to look as much like Willis as possible (he's definitely got the scowl down).
The high concept at the heart of the movie is that the mob uses a time machine to send victims back in time to be disposed of by a "Looper" so that there will be no evidence of the murder in the future. Joe (JGL) is one of these Loopers and he's happy enough with the job until his next victim turns out to be his own future self (Willis). Presumably, chaos ensues.
Looper is currently in post-production. The cast includes
Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Gareth Edwards, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels.
Next Showing: Looper
opens Sept. 28