First Look: Gordon-Levitt as Bike Messenger in Premium Rush
I frickin' love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He's an incredibly talented actor, he's such a nice and friendly guy, and he picks some of the best roles. It was announced a couple of months ago that Gordon-Levitt would be starring in an upcoming bike messenger "chase thriller" titled Premium Rush, from writer/director David Koepp. Now that Inception is out, Joe is starting shooting on that film, and has been in New York City riding bikes around for training and for preparation. Just Jared (via SlashFilm) snapped a few photos of Gordon-Levitt riding his bike around the street during a shoot for the film in New York's Upper West Side yesterday.
Sure, it's not all that revealing to see Gordon-Levitt looking like your typical bike messenger that taxi cabs run over hundreds of times a day in Manhattan, but this is one movie I can't wait to see. I don't know why, but the concept of a bike messenger action thriller hits the spot with me. Gordon-Levitt plays a messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia Univ, only to be chased throughout the city by a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on it. I had heard in my interview with Joe that he was riding his bike every day for hours to train to become a truly kick ass messenger; and after Inception, we know he likes to do all of his own stunts.