Chinese Actress Joins Johnson’s Sci-Fi Actioner ‘Looper’
Chinese 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.
It boasts an exciting cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Paul Dano and Emily Blunt.
As hinted at by Johnson’s own blog, the project is now being co-backed by DMG, a Beijing advertising/film production and distribution firm with close ties with the NBA who are hoping the casting of Qing and partial shooting in China will help break the film into the restricted Chinese film market.
To cater for the co-production, Johnson has evidently rewritten the script substituting China for France with the film set in a world “sixty years from now [where] China is the leading superpower and time travel has been invented.”