Michael Shannon joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush
Posted by: Nathan Swank
Ever since his Oscar nominated turn in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, Michael Shannon continues to get more high profile roles. His next role is as the villainous hot-tempered cop opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in PREMIUM RUSH. The story is about a New York bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who picks up a mysterious envelope and is pursued by a corrupt cop (Shannon). The storyline seems a bit bland but the cast gives me hope it will be better than it sounds.
It’s also reported that Jamie Chung is in negotiations to play the female lead, which is odd since Dania Ramirez has already been cast as the female lead. I guess it’s possible there could be two female leads but neither reports mentioned the other, which I find to be a bit perplexing. The film is to be directed by David Koepp who also wrote the script with John Kamps.
Source: Hollywood Reporter