First Official Look at Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's Formula 1 Racing Film RUSH
Published: August 11, 2012 - 12:10pm
Scheduled for theatrical release next September, Rush stars Hemsworth (The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods) as race car driver James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as his rival Niki Lauda.
In 1976, Niki Lauda (Brühl) and James Hunt (Hemsworth) faced off against each other in the Formula 1 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring when a catastrophic crash occurred during the second lap of the race. Lauda's Ferrari swerved off the track, due to suspension failure, hit an embankment and rolled into the path of another driver. Lauda's car burst into flames and he nearly burned to death but survived and returned six weeks later, badly scarred and in pain to battle his rival James Hunt and his McLaren, who took first at the Grand Prix.
Rush is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and written by Academy Award nominee Peter Morgan. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Brühl and Natalie Dormer and is scheduled for theatrical release on September 20th, 2013.