Paul Dano is in talks to join the cast of Looper, the new film from writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). The plot takes place in a world where a crime syndicate can send their enemies back in time and a group of killers known as “loopers” eliminate those enemies, so there’s no evidence of the murder in the crime syndicate’s present time. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Joe”, a looper, Bruce Willis as the older version of Gordon-Levitt’s character, and Emily Blunt.
Variety doesn’t say what role Dano would be playing, but according to The Playlist, he’s playing a looper named Seth. The Playlist adds that while it’s not a brief role, it’s a key part of the movie and that Dano’s a perfect pick for the job. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Louisiana early next year. Seeing as I’ve loved both of Johnson’s previous films, I’m excited out of my mind to see what he’ll do with Looper.