Joseph Gordon-Levitt has jumped on board a new hijack movie, in which he plays an unlikely hero.
In Oscar-nominated short film director Patrick Vollrath’s feature-length debut, 7500, the actor portrays the co-pilot of a flight from Berlin, Germany to Paris, France, which is overrun by terrorists.
Gordon-Levitt tells WENN he took the role in part because he was intrigued by Vollrath’s decision to film the movie as an “improvisational exercise”.
“He explained how it involved a lot of improvisation on the part of the actors as well as on the part of the camera,” recalls Gordon-Levitt. “And letting the camera roll for 20, 30 or even 40 minutes at a time and just letting the actors become the characters and live the situation.”
Vollrath reveals he cast Gordon-Levitt as co-pilot Tobias because he was not an obvious action film hero: “I was very much looking for not Bruce Willis, not a Special Forces-trained guy who can use all his abilities to solve the situation,” the director explains.