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Rian Johnson's sci-fi film Looper adds Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and more

01.22.2011
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Anyone who loves time-travel stories and/or appreciated Rian Johnson's brilliant high-school noir BRICK should be anticipating the filmmaker's next ambitious project LOOPER.

The movie already has a pretty killer cast that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Recent additions include Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Hong Kong actress Xu Qing (FLASH POINT), and Noah Segan, who's also appeared in Johnson's BRICK and THE BROTHERS BLOOM.

And on top of that, Johnson brought in someone with time-travel movie experience (and who knows, perhaps actual time-travel experience) to help him out -- Shane Carruth, who made the ingenious low-budget indie PRIMER.

The production is underway and will shoot in New Orleans. The story follows a present-day employee (Gordon-Levitt) of a crime syndicate of the future. His job is to dispose of people delivered from the future to eliminate evidence of a crime. When he recognizes one victim (Willis) as his future self, he hesitates, letting the man escape.

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Extra Tidbit: Anyone watch Perabo on "Covert Affairs"?
Source: Variety

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4:08AM on 01/24/2011

New golden age of sci fi?

We've got Looper in production, Blomkamp's Elysium just got studio backing and Ridley Scott is returning to the genre with Prometheus. Good times!
We've got Looper in production, Blomkamp's Elysium just got studio backing and Ridley Scott is returning to the genre with Prometheus. Good times!
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4:24PM on 01/24/2011
Don't forget everything Duncan Jones is working on!
Don't forget everything Duncan Jones is working on!
2:16AM on 01/24/2011
sounds great, and yes Jeff Daniels does need more work! He's from the great state of Michigan. Come visit. It's nice here.
sounds great, and yes Jeff Daniels does need more work! He's from the great state of Michigan. Come visit. It's nice here.
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11:59PM on 01/23/2011
She's hot and Jeff Daniels needs more work. The man is so underrated.

This movie sounds great.
She's hot and Jeff Daniels needs more work. The man is so underrated.

This movie sounds great.
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11:22AM on 01/23/2011
Jeff Daniels needs to work more. Has he ever given a bad performance? That guy is great!
Jeff Daniels needs to work more. Has he ever given a bad performance? That guy is great!
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1:48AM on 01/23/2011
They cast Bruce Willis as Joseph GL's future self? They look nothing alike! I'm a fan of both actors, but I can't buy Willis in that role.
They cast Bruce Willis as Joseph GL's future self? They look nothing alike! I'm a fan of both actors, but I can't buy Willis in that role.
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5:59PM on 01/22/2011
Piper rules. And Rian Johnson is such a great director. He's very humble. He programmed a series of films at the New Bev Cinema and I went to several of them. He called it the 'Festival of Fakery'. The Brothers Bloom premiered there months before the theatrical release.
Piper rules. And Rian Johnson is such a great director. He's very humble. He programmed a series of films at the New Bev Cinema and I went to several of them. He called it the 'Festival of Fakery'. The Brothers Bloom premiered there months before the theatrical release.
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1:52PM on 01/22/2011
I'm not excited about any other movie more than Looper. The cast and crew is perfect, and the plot is genius.

However...

Piper Perabo I can do without. Maybe she'll be good in it. And I'm sure it's not the end of the world casting her. But I just get the worst vibes from her—she's really just not a good actress. And phony as hell. If any of you watched the Golden Globes before the show... yikes.
I'm not excited about any other movie more than Looper. The cast and crew is perfect, and the plot is genius.

However...

Piper Perabo I can do without. Maybe she'll be good in it. And I'm sure it's not the end of the world casting her. But I just get the worst vibes from her—she's really just not a good actress. And phony as hell. If any of you watched the Golden Globes before the show... yikes.
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3:50PM on 01/22/2011
She does suck pretty hard. That's probably why Nolan killed her off pretty early in The Prestige....
She does suck pretty hard. That's probably why Nolan killed her off pretty early in The Prestige....
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