Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks to Join Rian Johnson’s LOOPER and David Koepp’s PREMIUM RUSH

     May 3, 2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in negotiations to re-team with his Brick director Rian Johnson for the sci-hi hitman flick Looper and David Koepp’s chase movie Premium RushHeat Vision says “Looper is set during a future in which time travel has been invented, with operatives sent back to the present to assassinate criminals. Gordon-Levitt will play a man sent back to kill himself.”  However, on his Twitter page, Johnson says that’s the exact opposite of the film.  Johnson explains that, “hit men are sent their victims from crime orgs in the future.”  But what does he know?  He’s just the writer and director.  In all seriousness, it sounds like an awesome premise and Gordon-Levitt has shown himself as one of the most reliable actors out there.

Hit the jump for details on Premium Rush, which is surprisingly not a movie about McDonald’s creating a new flavor of their tastes-like-filthy-burnt-water coffee.  Gordon-Levitt will next be seen in theaters in Christopher Nolan’s “existential heist movie” Inception on July 16th.

Heat Vision also reports that Gordon-Levitt may star in Premium Rush, which probably is about a “New York bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia University, only to be chased throughout the city by a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on it,” seeing as that was the logline back in November when we reported on Koepp (Ghost Town) taking the project.

I’m so happy to see Gordon-Levitt get offered these kinds of roles.  The guy has shown he can do just about anything.  Last year alone he was charming-as-hell in (500) Days of Summer and then he went a gleefully chewed the scenery and growled it back out as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  I can’t wait to see what he does in Inception and both of these roles sound good. However, between the two, I’m more excited at the prospect of Gordon-Levitt in Looper because I’d like to see him collaborate with Johnson again and the premise sounds way cooler than Premium Rush.

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