08/21/2012 08:15 am ET | Updated Oct 21, 2012

'Premium Rush' Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is The Fastest Bike Messenger Ever

"I can't work in an office; I don't like wearing suits. I like to ride." And so begins the featurette for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's newest action flick, "Premium Rush."

Here, Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, "the fastest bike messenger in New York City," who, just for fun, rides around with no brakes. But there's much more than questionable bike safety! After picking up an envelope, JGL ends up becoming the target of a crooked cop (Michael Shannon).

The clip features eye-covering bike stunts as well as some choice fawning over Jo-Go. (JGL's nickname henceforth.) "Who are the exciting young actors today?" began director David Koepp ("Stir of Echoes"). "Joseph Gordon-Levitt is right at the top of everybody's list."

Take a look at the featurette above. "Premium Rush" starring Gordon-Levitt, Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung hits theaters August 24.