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Time-travel tale starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt will kick off festival that runs from 6-16 September

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This year's Toronto international film festival will open with the time-travel action film Looper, directed by Brick's Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.

The movie, set in a world in which gangsters send their victims back through time to be conveniently taken out by an enforcer waiting in the past, was among more than 60 features announced for the annual event today. Also starring Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels, it will have its world premiere at Toronto.

"Rian Johnson is a film auteur known for combining different genres to give his projects an original spin," said festival director, Piers Handling. "We're thrilled to have Looper open the festival."

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