The Super Pumped Trailer shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Uber’s Shady CEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role as the cocky Uber boss is explored in a new, chaotic teaser trailer for Showtime’s Super Pumped: Battle for Uber.

Another official teaser trailer for Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber has been released, revealing a look into Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the cocky co-founder of Uber, Travis Kalanick. The series is based on a true story and directed by Allan Coulter, and the series follows the rise of the emerging riding company and Kalanick’s involvement, exemplifying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley. In addition to Gordon-Levitt’s cast in the overconfident role, Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman and Elisabeth Shue also star in the upcoming Showtime limited series.

Now, Showtime has shared the latest official teaser trailer for Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. With the legendary Pearl Jam’s hit song “Why Go” acting as background music, the teaser introduces Kalanick as someone who is willing to cross boundaries to achieve his goals for the company. The trailer also presents the first look at Thurman as the savvy entrepreneur, Arianna Huffington, and Chandler as the venture capitalist, Bill Gurley. In addition to exploring Kalanick’s reckless behavior and decision making, Chandler’s character supports this by saying: “The best thing about Travis is that he is willing to run through walls to win. “See the full trailer below:


Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube

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With the advent of Uber and its controversial workplace culture, the series will follow the lives of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and their capitalist endeavors. As the trailer provides a little insight into the series, the federal authorities appear on their way into the tech company’s workplace. Knowing this, many may assume that the series will follow the scandals and the Benchmark trial, which ultimately led to Kalanick’s exit as part of the company’s board of directors and his eventual resignation. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber premieres Sunday, Feb. 27 on Showtime.

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Source: Showtime


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