We reported last month that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had signed on for the lead in a new fast-paced action film and now the female lead has been found as well. Variety is reporting that Dania Ramirez (Heroes) has signed on as the female lead of Premium Rush.
The film centers on Gordon-Levitt's character, a lowly bike messenger who, after picking up an envelope from Columbia University, finds a crooked cop chasing after him to retrieve the parcel. While it was said that Ramirez was playing the female lead, there are no details on her character as of yet.
is directing from a screenplay he co-write with John Kamps. Filming is scheduled to start in mid-July with production to take place in New York City.