Paul Dano To Join Willis, Gordon-Levitt and Blunt in Johnson's Scifi Thriller Looper

Kate Atherton writes for Bleeding Cool:

Looper is a crime thriller with a scifi twist and an exciting cast to boot. Writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick and The Brothers Bloom) has already signed Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt to this tale of present-day hitmen whose victims are selected by a crime syndicate that exists in the future. Variety announced today an addition to the cast, Paul Dano, who will join Gordon-Leavett as a Looper, the name for the assassins who can commit the perfect crime.

The Playlist has revealed that Dano will play Seth, a character that is pivotal despite being confined to the first act of the film. Dano, well-known from There Will Be Blood, most recently appeared in Knight and Day and will be seen next year in another highly anticipated movie that mixes its genres, Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens. Gordon-Levitt's Looper is called Joe and, perhaps hinting at a twist or two, Bruce Willis plays Joe as an older man.

Filming on Looper is set to start in New Orleans, Louisiana, early in 2011. The release date has yet to be set.