This weekend the Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s bike messenger heist film “Premium Rush” opens in AMC Theatres – purchase your tickets HERE.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Levitt and his co-star Dania Ramirez to talk about what they learned about the bike messenger culture, bikes versus cars and what audiences will love about this on-two-wheels chase film.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day – a routine “premium rush” run – turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan.