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Garret Dillahunt Joins Rian Johnson's 'Looper' & Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2011 1:04 AM
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We love almost everything about The Onion's AV Club -- it's the home to some of the smartest pop culture writing around, and it's one of the first things we read of a morning. And, among its many excellent regular features, our favorite is Random Roles, which involves an actor -- usually the kind of unsung character types that we love -- running down a selection of previous parts across their careers. The latest up to bat is a prime example of the kind of performer they showcase -- the excellent Garret Dillahunt -- and as well as providing some excellent insights into his varied résumé, the actor also revealed that he's joined the ensemble casts of two of our most eagerly anticipated projects.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks 'Looper' & Navigating The Crumbling Industry With hitRECord

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:05 AM
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And Yes, He's Excited For 'The Dark Knight Rises," But No, He Can't Talk About ItJoseph Gordon-Levitt seems to have tossed the Hollywood playbook right out the window. Where most child actors struggle to define themselves once their programs go off the air, the former "3rd Rock From The Sun" star bucked the trend by taking challenging roles in indie films like "Mysterious Skin," "Brick," "The Lookout" and of course, "(500) Days of Summer." The industry finally sat up and took notice of his mainstream potential, as he snagged the villain role in "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra" and as Arthur in last year's "Inception." But not only that, the actor has made a name for himself in the media sphere with hitRECord, his collective production company which is truly doing something unique in terms of giving a voice and creative space online for artists around the world.

Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo & Noah Segan Join Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 2:01 AM
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With filming set to kick off next week, the final pieces of the casting puzzle are being put into place for Rian Johnson's ambitious sci-fi flick "Looper."

Chinese Actress Xu Qing Joins Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Actioner 'Looper'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 19, 2011 1:59 AM
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Script Rewritten To Cater For Newly-Announced Chinese Co-ProductionChinese actress Xu Qing has joined the cast of Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi actioner "Looper" with lensing set to begin next week in New Orleans and an exciting cast boasting Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Paul Dano and Emily Blunt.

'Primer' Director Shane Carruth Doing Effects Work On Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Looper'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2011 2:01 AM
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We're feeling optimistic about 2011, for a number of reasons. One of the principle reasons is that filming is now underway in Louisiana on "Looper," the long-awaited third film from Rian Johnson. Johnson made one of the great debut films of the Noughties with "Brick," and his follow-up, "The Brothers Bloom," while more divisive, is, in the view of this writer, a charming, inventive con-man piece, and continued to demonstrate, along with some sterling recent TV work on "Terriers" and "Breaking Bad," that Johnson was potentially one of the most exciting filmmakers of his generation.

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