Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer) is in final negotiations to star in Premium Rush, a Columbia chase thriller being directed by David Koepp. He also is in talks to topline Looper, a sci-fi thriller that will reteam him with Brick director Rian Johnson.
In Premium Rush, Gordon-Levitt plays a New York bike messenger 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. Koepp wrote the script with John Kamps. Filming could start late summer.
Gordon-Levitt would then segue to Looper. The film is about hit men who are sent their victims from crime organizations in the future.