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"Premium Rush" Trailer Sends Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hurtling Through Streets of NYC on a Bike

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    We loves us some Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so we're very much looking forward to "Premium Rush," even if it looks to be a big-ish budget thriller about bike messengers.

    "Premium Rush" stars JGL as a bike messenger who finds himself in possession of an envelope that a dirty cop, played by Michael Shannon, is desperate to get his hands on, leading to a city-wide race against time. The film was directed by David Koepp, who co-wrote it with John Kamps, his collaborator on "Ghost Town."

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    "Premium Rush"

    [NATL] "Premium Rush"
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a New York City bike messenger who finds himself in possession of a package that a dirty cop, played by Michael Shannon, is desperate to get his hands on. Opens Jan. 13, 2012. (Published Friday, ' 16, 2011)

    Like most folks in New York, we live in fear of bike messengers, the city's most aggressive and unapologetic adrenaline junkies, a breed of people who attack the grid with a sense of purpose and entitlement that makes mere mortals leap back from the curb fearing for their safety. We've literally watched a bike messenger mow down a pedestrian who was in a crosswalk and then cuss her out. So the idea of setting a thriller in their world makes sense, on a certain level, and we're kinda surprised it's taken this long for a film like "Premium Rush" to get made.

    But to be honest, if this film weren't starring two of the most talented and interesting actors in Hollywood, we'd probably take a pass. But it is, so we'll be ready when "Premium Rush" opens Jan. 13, 2012.