Joseph Gordon-Levitt is tasked with playing a younger Bruce Willis in writer/director Rian Johnson’s Looper, a Sci-fi tinged thriller that will be out later this year. Thanks to Sony and the arrival of WonderCon this weekend, the first images of Gordon-Levitt from the film are in the wild.
The premise of Looper revolves around a successful hitman played by Gordon-Levitt. His targets are sent to him from 30 years in the future and disposed of shortly after their arrival in the past. It’s easy money.
All is well for the hitman until a familiar target shows up, the hitman himself 30 years older (Willis). The paradox and quandary possibilities are endless when the two are face-to-face for the first time.
Everyone’s first reaction to Gordon-Levitt playing a younger Willis is the same: they don’t look alike. To assume the role, Gordon-Levitt underwent approximately three hours of daily prosthetics and make-up work on his head as revealed during the WonderCon panel. It’s not an exact match as you’ll see below, but the resemblance is a lot closer than sans make-up.
Gordon-Levitt also revealed at WonderCon that he worked to mimic Willis’ voice by studying all of his film’s, especially Sin City. The new Looper trailer that debuted at WonderCon showcases Gordon-Levitt’s voice work, but it unfortunately hasn’t been made public as of yet. These two new images will have to suffice until the trailer is made widely available in the near future.
Looper arrives in theaters on September 28.