According to Production Weekly, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) is interested in joining Rian Johnson’s (The Brothers Bloom) forthcoming sci-fi thriller Looper.

Blunt would star opposite Bruce Willis (Red) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception).

Johnson’s description of Looper is as follows:

Looper is a time travel movie, set in a near future where time travel doesn’t exist but will be invented in a few decades. It’s pretty dark in tone and involves a group of killers (called Loopers) who work for a crime syndicate in the future. Their bosses send their targets hogtied and blindfolded back in time to the Loopers, and their job is to simply shoot them in the head and dispose of the body. So the target vanishes from the future and the Loopers dispose of a corpse that doesn’t technically exist, a very clean system. Complications set in from there.

Endgame Entertainment are producing.

It’s certainly an interesting development. I’m a huge fan of Blunt, so it’ll be nice to see her in something other than a comedy-drama, stretching herself and gaining a little more exposure in the process. Under the direction of Johnson, and in the company of Gordon-Levitt and Willis, she’s picked a very exciting project.