Gordon-Levitt Up For “Looper,” “Rush”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“500 Days of Summer”) is in final negotiations to star in the chase thriller “Premium Rush” for Sony Pictures says Reuters.

Gordon-Levitt will play a New York bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia University. He soon finds himself being chased throughout the city by a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on it.

David Koepp (“Spider-Man,” “Stir of Echoes”) directs from a script he co-wrote with John Kamps.

Gordon-Levitt is also in talks to re-team with “Brick” director Rian Johnson on the time-travel thriller “Looper”.

That film is set in a future when operatives are sent back to the present to assassinate criminals. Gordon-Levitt will play a man sent back to kill himself.