Michael Shannon and Jamie Chung are joining Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Columbia Pictures thriller Premium Rush, to be directed by John Kamps from a script by David Koepp.
The film centers on a New York bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who picks up an envelope at Columbia University, only to be chased throughout the city by a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on it.
Shannon plays the deceptively affable cop with a violent temper. Chung would play Gordon-Levitt’s ex, a fellow daredevil bike messenger who helps him outwit the cop.
Gavin Polone is producing the film.