Who knew Joseph Gordon-Levitt riding a bike would be such an action-packed spectacle? Apparently that’s what director David Koepp is selling in “Premium Rush”, though honestly, as cool as the bike stunts are, at the end of the day it’s still, you know, a guy in shorts riding a bike. Know what I mean? But hey, maybe that’s just me, your mileage may vary. Check out the second trailer for “Premium Rush”. It’s like, a rush, man. Or some such.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), 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.
Also starring Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Aasif Mandvi, Aaron Tveit, and Lauren Ashley Carter.
Delivering to your local theaters January 13, 2012.
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