Must Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in First Trailer for 'Premium Rush'

September 15, 2011
Source: Yahoo! Movies

Premium Rush Trailer

Since his turn in last summer's Inception, many fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt are looking forward to his role in Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. But between now and then, the child actor turned impressive adult star can be seen in 50/50 (which hits theaters on September 30th) and this new thriller Premium Rush. We've already seen the aftermath of the actor smashing into a taxi cab in this adrenaline-fueled thriller, but this first trailer is full of energy, and really looks like an intense ride through the streets of New York City. Plus, you can't go wrong with Michael Shannon as the villain in hot pursuit. Check this out!

Here's the first trailer for David Koepp's Premium Rush courtesy of Yahoo:

You can also download the Premium Rush trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

In Premium Rush, a New York bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop (Michael Shannon), who pursues the cyclist throughout the city desperate to get his hands on the envelope. Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Dania Ramirez (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Aasif Mandvi (Ghost Town) also star in this. David Koepp, director of Ghost Town and Secret Window and writer of Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible, is directing the film and also co-wrote the script with John Kamps (who also wrote Ghost Town). Premium Rush hits theaters on January 13th, 2012. Excited?

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some real hipster shit

realtalk on Sep 16, 2011


Bike Messengers are Hipsters? How? Methinks you define wrong.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


I like to think Bike Messengers are a sub culture of thier very own. Hipsters they are not.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


Well, hipster can refer to an indie culture of outside thinkers, which could be bike messengers, but more importantly Xerxexx...I think you're getting too caught up in true definition of terminology. You know what he meant... ¬†ūüėČ

Quanah on Sep 16, 2011


@twitter-89046279:disqus I Probably am. I know the term hipster is used to define a broad spectrum of individuals.  I did know what he meant...just felt like challenging.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


what kind of crack are you on man?

Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011


I work in NYC and use couriers at least 8 times a day. I can vouch that from agency to agency for couriers there is a GIGANTIC range of "types" when it comes to bike messengers. Maybe if this was a fixed-gear movie your comment would be relevant but the most bike messengers have in common is that they smell like BO (or can sell you weed), not that they are hipsters.

Voice of Reason on Sep 19, 2011


This looks really exciting. As a huge JGL fan I can't wait. 

Day on Sep 16, 2011


Awesome. Pretty damn awesome! Did Levitt actually shave his head for 50/50? I'm in will be there openiing night.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


Yes, he did. They scene the scene the first day.

Bane on Sep 16, 2011


Looks pretty good despite the act of trying to make fixed gears cool. At least he is in New York so a fixy makes sense. Hipsters are going to love this movie. I hope the biking scenes are done well, because I am a huge biker myself and it will ruin the movie if they are done poorly.

JT on Sep 16, 2011


I put Bike Messengers in their own category.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


Bike Messengers are not prevalant enough to have their own category. Sorry buddy, I live in a HUGE bike town and all the hipsters ride fixies. Bike messengers don't exist in my environment.

JT on Sep 16, 2011


Bike Messengers are pretty big in New York from what I heard.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


Indeed man, they are definitely a big part of NY life. Futura 200 used to be a messenger back in the 80's, he actually got a few career breaks just by getting into folks offices and meeting people. I like this dudes photos but here's a link that relates a little to the bike thing in NY: Often from reading his blog, friends of his have died in courier/bike related accidents. I'm rambling too many beers tonight.

Crapola on Sep 16, 2011


@0b4f1da6f0d30ffc9bcafbcca817cbb5:disqus I've heard a ton of stories about Bike Messengers some good some bad, an interesting culture indeed.

Xerxexx on Sep 16, 2011


read the script, and it wasn't bad. looking forward to this, i just hope it doesn't go cheesy 

Cheezy C on Sep 16, 2011


yea, Bike Messengers have been around way longer than hipsters. They are their own Culture. Hipster... They don't ride that fast...

Roderick on Sep 16, 2011


looks ok. in the stunt shots does the bike switch to a stunt bike(mountain bike or something)?

Drcherd on Sep 16, 2011


I've been hit by a car like that, you live but man do the legs get f*** up

Armeetapus16 on Sep 15, 2011


I dunno about this. I like the cast 'n all, but there's something about this I just don't like. It seems to be saying "we're bike messengers and we're extreme": bit douchie. I prefer my protagonists to be on the down and out like die hard not I'm the best at what I do and thats why you called me like die hard 4

Richie G on Sep 16, 2011


Few things on this planet more annoying than bike messengers. I skipped Quicksilver and I think I'll skip this as well.

norm on Sep 16, 2011


looks kinda fun.....

Tonker on Sep 16, 2011


Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the sole reason to see this.

Shige on Sep 16, 2011


Indeed. The trailer doesn't look very good...

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011


heh. "hipster". Does that even mean anything anymore? According to the internet, if you're interested in anything beyond video games, action movies and the sort of music you hear on the radio you're some kind of hipster.

Anonymous on Sep 17, 2011


That's my problem with the term, its taken on so many meanings that it seems to have no meaning anymore.

Xerxexx on Sep 18, 2011


Sf bike messengers will be eating this up..hha I see them very day mashing down this hills on fixies and drinking at the dive bars.. Believe me, they all would love to use weapons to smash in asshole drivers. 

mark c on Sep 18, 2011


This looks horrible. Not sure what quadrant(s) this is going for. Not sure what some great actors (JGL, Shannon) are doing here but I think the January release speaks volumes about Sony's faith behind this.

Gatesoffire1178 on Sep 18, 2011


All I know is that every fix gear track rider in Sf hates this trailer right now. It's exploiting the culture. They already have a bike film festival here, and are already thinking of heckling the hell out of this film when it comes out.

Mchertron on Sep 20, 2011

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