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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Looper' to open Toronto Film Festival

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's thriller Looper will be the opening night movie for the Toronto International Film Festival.

The science fiction film, which sees Gordon-Levitt reunite with his Brick director Rian Johnson, will kick off the annual event on Thursday, September 6.

Still of Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt in the movie 'Looper'


Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano also star in Looper, which centres on an assassin from the year 2042 who is given a mission to kill his future self.

According to Variety, Ben Affleck's Argo, Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, controversial Paul Thomas Anderson drama The Master, the Jake Gyllenhaal-led crime thriller End of Watch and Emma Watson's The Perks of Being a Wallflower are among the 40 to 50 titles screening at the festival.

The Master teaser poster
The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Other notable inclusions are The Wachowskis' long-awaited Cloud Atlas adaptation, Hyde Park on Hudson, Silver Linings Playbook, The Place Beyond the Pines and Anna Karenina.

Joss Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing, the new Great Expectations film and Kristen Wiig-starring Imogene are also being shown.

In previous years, the Toronto International Film Festival has awarded its 'People's Choice' award to The King's Speech, Precious and Slumdog Millionaire. All three films went on to secure Academy Awards after their Toronto debuts.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to September 15.

Watch Digital Spy's recent interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt below:

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