Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on a role right now with some solid films in line to be released in the next year. One of those is Premium Rush. JGL plays a bike messenger in NYC who picks up an envelope for delivery that turns out to be something much more than that. The trailer does not allude to what is in the envelope, but it must be bad news. I faintly remember JGL getting injured while filming Premium Rush. I wonder how much of the stunts he did himself. I think my cyclist friends are going to like this one.
The film costars Michael Shannon, Jaime Chung, Dania Ramirez, and Aasif Mandvi.
“Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee, the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie — super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.
But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.”
Premium Rush is in theatres January 13, 2012.