Most New Yorkers don’t notice bike messengers until they’re about to get hit by one…and even then, most of us have had some pretty close calls. That being said, I bet we’d pay a little more attention if the average bike messenger looked like the ones featured in Premium Rush.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez, and Aasif Mandvi, Premium Rush follows a bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) being chased through the Big Apple by a dirty cop (Shannon) who’ll stop at nothing to get his hands on an envelope earmarked for “premium rush” delivery. Released earlier today, the second trailer features high-octane bicycle action sequences, snappy dialogue, and the sense of urgency likely attributable to messenger rushing from point A to point B. (With stunt biking like this, it’s no wonder Joseph Gordon-Levitt had 31 new stitches in his right arm by the time filming was completed.)
Premium Rush is directed by David Koepp and will be released on August 24, 2012. For more inside info, check out the Premium Rush Official Site and new Twitter account: @Premium_Rush.