Excuse me for asking, but what the hell is going on over at the Premium Rush set in New York City? First Joseph Gordon Levitt rams himself into the back windshield of a taxi cab (he plays a bike messenger), slicing up his arm and nearly breaking several bones (watch video after the jump) -- and now some poor production assistant was headbutted by a random New Yorker for apparently inconveniencing the guy while he was walking to the store.

Granted, I can sort of understand the citizen's frustration. You're walking to the store, minding your own business, when some kid in his early twenties wearing an ear piece tells you to stop and wait because they're filming something. Usually these production assistants will come strapped with some attitude too (wouldn't you be pissed to be making peanuts to work 17 hours a day telling people when they can and can't cross the street?), and in New York City that attitude doesn't always fly. Case in point: The New York Post tells us that the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Breffny Flynn wasn't interested in waiting for who knows how long while Premium Rush was shooting on the Upper East Side, and instead decided to literally headbutt the PA who told him not to move, shouting "I live here! I pay taxes!"

Yup, dude headbutted the guy. I mean, who headbutts anyone anymore? That's insane! The PA was taken to the hospital and Flynn was arrested for assault (and later released with a desk-appearance ticket). Premium Rush stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger who picks up a package from Columbia University and catches the attention of a dirty cop. David Koepp is directing while Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung co-star.

Do you think the man had every right to be pissed, or should he have taken a chill pill and waited five minutes to cross the street?

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