’30 Minutes or Less’ Commercial Features Motley Crue’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’
Motley Crue's pulse-pounding 'Kickstart My Heart' provides an adrenaline shot for the trailer of the upcoming action-comedy '30 Minutes or Less,' starting Jessie Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari. The song comes from the Crue's 1989 album 'Dr. Feelgood.'
Eisenberg, who earned raves for his performance as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network,' but more importantly to this film was hysterical in 'Zombieland,' plays a pizza delivery guy named Nick who is forced to rob a bank against his will when two criminals strap a bomb to his chest.
Naturally, this situation creates a bit of a time-crunch for Nick, who needs to act fast in order to save not only his own life but those of any innocent bystanders in his area. The film is loosely based on the real-life story of Brian Wells, but don't worry, they play up the absurdity of the situation rather than the drama.
That makes the Crue's uptempo anthem, which bassist Nikki Sixx wrote in the wake of his own nearly fatal, heart-stopping drug overdose, the perfect soundtrack to the series of unskilled car chases, bomb-vest escape attempts, girlish slap-fights and ill-fated robberies featured in the trailer.
'30 Minutes or Less,' which opens on Aug. 12, also features Danny "Kenny Powers" McBride, and looks like a breakthrough role for stand-up comedian and television actor Ansari, who plays Nick's helpful but sarcastic friend, offering straight-faced advice such as: "I don't know how you're gonna get out of this with both arms..."
Motley Crue are currently on a tour that features drummer Tommy Lee playing the drums on an actual roller coaster, but Sixx has found time to combat video bootleggers and make fun of Godsmack in between shows.
Watch the '30 Minutes or Less' Trailer Featuring Motley Crue's 'Kickstart My Heart'