Time travel is illegal and therefore only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone undesirable them send the members thirty years back in time where a killer – as is Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to liquidate target.
Joe earns well and his life seems to be very good until the mob decides to close the circle and escape the killers, so they send him back in time from the future even Joe (Bruce Willis). The film is set in 2044 when time travel is not yet possible, but thirty years in the future Yes, and are controlled by mafia with one purpose: to kill people.
The film is directed by Rian Johnson and the cast includes Joseph Gordon Levitt (Beginning), Bruce Willis (Hard retired) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) with whom she never met: Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo Jeff Daniels, Xu Qing, Garret Dillahunt and Pierce Gagnon.