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Toronto Film Festival to open with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Looper"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Joe" in "Looper." Alan Markfield/TriStar Pictures

(CBS News) The Toronto International Film Festival, which opens Sept. 6, announced that the film "Looper," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, will open the 10-day festival.

This is the second year the festival organizers have chosen a non-Canadian movie to kick off the event, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pictures: Scenes from 2011 Toronto Film Festival

"Looper," directed by Rian Johnson, follows the time-traveling hit man Joe (Gordon-Levitt) who sets off to kill his future self (Willis).

"With 'Looper,' Rian has taken his filmmaking to a new level, and we can't wait to present it to the Toronto audience in the most prestigious platform we can offer," said Cameron Bailey, TIFF's artistic director, reports the LA Times.

In addition to "Looper," festivalgoers will see Keira Knightley in "Anna Karenina," along with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Elle Fanning in "Ginger and Rosa," Bill Murray and Laura Linney in "Hyde Park on Hudson" and many more films

For a complete listing of all the films to be shown at the festival click here.

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