Cannes 2011: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Looper snapped up

Looper , director Rian Johnson's time-travel action flick starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been acquired by FilmDistrict for US distribution.

The film sees a future mob send targets back in time so assassins can take them out and leave them buried in the past.

When an assassin (Gordon-Levitt) recognises a target as his future self, the pair must team up to fight other assassins now targeting them.

The third film from Brick and Brothers Bloom director Johnson, Looper also stars Bruce Willis (as future Gordon-Levitt) and Emily Blunt.

A deal was also made to distribute the film in Japan but there is currently no deal to acquire UK distribution.

Hopefully, it's only a matter of time...