Paul Dano Joins Rian Johnson's Looper
12.01.10 by Ryan
Variety reports that Paul Dano (There Will be Blood) is the latest actor to join director Rian Johnson's upcoming time-traveling, sci-fi thriller Looper, which already cast Bruce Willis and Brick lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Johnson will direct from his own script.
Looper follows low-level hit men ("loopers") who are paid to execute victims sent back in time from the future by the leaders of organized crime. According to The Playlist, Dano is set to play Seth, a looper like Gordon-Levitt. The role is apparently small but, reportedly, a "key one." Willis is playing the older version of Gordon-Levitt.
Emily Blunt is also cast in an unspecified role.
Looper will begin production sometime next year in Louisiana. No release date is currently scheduled, but those who are curious can follow the movie's progress on Johnson's personal blog.