Joseph Gordon-Levitt has created quite a persona for himself as a jaded, funny, and fashionable young actor. He plays characters that are lost but still hopeful, foolish but ultimately sensible. He wears super-trendy slim-cut suits, plays in an indie rock band, and flirts with Zooey Deschanel while listening to The Smiths. Basically, he’s the Alternative Spring Break-attending, socially-conscious college man’s idol.
So, naturally, he’s starring in Premium Rush, a thriller about fixed-gear bicycles. Post-grad Portland-bound hipsters, rejoice! This is your Fast Five!
The film follows Gordon-Levitt, a bicycle messenger man in New York City, who’s given a particularly dangerous assignment to deliver an envelope that some very powerful men want to get their hands on. Naturally, he tries to get away from them by biking off as many ledges, under as many low-hanging bridges, and through as much debris as possible. Check out the chase-tastic trailer below.
What do you think of the trailer for Premium Rush? Will you pedal over to your local theater to check it out?