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Industry Roundup: Emily Blunt Joins Gordon-Levitt in Time-Travel Flick

In the Loop: Emily Blunt is joining Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in Looper, a time-travel-centered action movie. The plot, which takes place in the future, is centered on a killer (Gordon-Levitt) who works for a mob of “loopers” who dispose of people who are sent from the future. But his world is upended when he recognizes one victim (Willis) as his future self. And then — good luck trying to follow this — “in order to save his immediate future, the man needs to track down and kill his future self, while his future self is trying to find and kill a young boy who is the key to his survival in the future.” For those of you who haven’t given up on this item yet … Blunt will be playing this young boy’s mother. [HR]

Full Circle: Anthony Hopkins is joining the cast of 360, Fernando Meirelles’s drama comprised of multiple story lines related to love and infidelity. Hopkins will play a man who, on a trip to find his missing daughter, “connects” and strikes up a romance with a woman on a plane whose boyfriend has been unfaithful. [Deadline]

J.Lo Hits TV: ABC has given a script order to a new dramatic comedy produced by Jennifer Lopez. Lopez and her producing partner Simon Fields teamed up with Friends writer Alexa Junge to develop the hour-long project. The untitled show will focus on three branches of an extended Los Angeles family (that setup sound familiar to anyone?) … told through “the eyes of their three Latina nannies.” [Variety]

Goon-ies: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, and Marc-Andrew Grondin are joining Goon, an indie hockey comedy. Michael Dowse will be directing the film from a script by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg based on the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey. The film follows a bouncer (Scott) who joins a “downtrodden hockey team” after he is “touched by the fist of God” and helps the team reach their full potential … totally unlike every other sports movie you’ve seen. [HR]

Middle Man: Writer-producer Bill Kunstler has sold a comedy project to CBS based on Musings of a Middle Child, a manuscript by Bruce Hopman. The story is centered on a man “suffering from middle-child syndrome” who pledges to “spare his own middle child” from facing the same fate he has. [Deadline]

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