In a new trailer for Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the role of the arrogant Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick. The Showtime series is based on the true story of the notorious businessman.
The limited series follows the growth of Uber and the role Kalanick played in the company's story. The show demonstrates the highs and lows that happen in Silicon Valley.
Super Pumped also stars Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman, and Elisabeth Shue.
The trailer features the hit song, Why Go by Pearl Jam, which is perfect for the teaser. In the short clip, it is apparent that Kalanick will stop at nothing to get what his company needs to get ahead.
In the trailer, Thurman comes off as a witty entrepreneur, Arianna Huffington. Chandler acts as a venture capitalist, Bill Gurley.
Despite the fact that the trailer does a pretty good job of showing how reckless Kalanick's decision-making can get, Chandler helps prove this further by declaring that Travis "is willing to run through walls to win."
Here's the trailer.
Uber has risen considerably over the years, but it has done so while promoting a very controversial workplace culture. The goal of the series is to track Silicon Valley entrepreneurs as they pursue their ambitious capitalistic agendas.
The trailer offers a small insight into the series.
The feds can be seen storming into the tech company's workplace. Based on this teaser, some might take this to mean that the series will try to follow the scandals that eventually forced Kalanick to leave the company's board of directors before he eventually resigned.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber will premier on Showtime On February 27.