Paul Dano scares the crap out of me. He seems like one of those mild-mannered, quiet types that turns out to be a serial killer, systematically snuffing the life out of people as nonchalantly as I might dry the dishes. Even when he smiles politely, I’m frightened. I guess that makes him a good actor…UNLESS…behind the good actor facade he’s really a serial killer. You can see how I’m easily led down the conspiracy theory path, not that that has anything to do with anything.
Brilliant writer/director Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom, Brick) has been working on his next film, a science fiction thriller about a group of killers called Loopers. The Loopers work for a crime syndicate who sends their victims from the future back in time to be dispatched. JGL and Bruce Willis play the same character at different points in time and The Playlist says that Dano will play a pivotal role as Seth, a fellow Looper.
Johnson has created a cool and cryptic blog with Looper hints and tidbits following the film’s progress. Meantime, try not to think about Dano sneaking up behind you to wipe out your future.
Looper also stars Emily Blunt and is expected to start filming in January.