The good folks over at Bad Ass Digest have provided us with a first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing a young Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson‘s upcoming sci-fi film, Looper. The resemblance is definitely there, with Gordon-Levitt wearing prosthetics to help capture the facial details of Willis. I’m actually surprised by how much they’ve morphed Gordon-Levitt into looking like Willis.
I remember reading about how he’d be playing a younger version of Willis and I naturally thought they’d simply change his hair and apparel. It’s not often that an actor will fully commit to changing his likeness to match that of another actor.
Johnson hasn’t directed a film since 2008’s The Brothers Bloom and he’s most known for his work with Gordon-Levitt in Brick.
Looper looks very promising and I’m very much looking forward to its September 28th release date.
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