Sony to Distribute Rian Johnson’s Looper

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Deals are taking place at a frenetic pace at Cannes this week, and one of the latest movies that has been picked up for distribution is Rian (Brick) Johnson’s third feature film Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis, with the prolific FilmDistrict making a deal to distribute through Sony’s TriStar label, says Deadline.

Johnson’s film is about a futuristic mob contract killer, played by Gordon-Levitt, who sends his victims back 30 years in time after killing them to hide the evidence. That’s all going fine until he realizes one of his victims (Willis) is actually an older version of himself. The movie also stars Piper Perabo, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels.

This is Sony’s second purchase at Cannes this week following the Meryl Streep-Steve Carell drama Great Hope Springs, directed by David Frankel, and FilmDistrict’s third deal.

You can read the rest of Mike Fleming’s full analysis of the sale and the general Cannes buying market over at Deadline.