Ron Howard has been a busy man the last few years, bringing back Arrested Development and working on various other projects, but his last theatrical offering, the rom-com-drama The Dilemma, left much to be desired. Thankfully his next film looks to be a high-profile biopic that’s one of the early fall films we’re most looking forward to. Starring Chris Hemsworth, we’ve got the first trailer for his Formula One racing drama Rush this morning.
With Hemsworth starring as as James Hunt, he goes up against Inglourious Basterds‘s Daniel Brühl as his rival Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda. This looks to be an intense, well-photographed look into a type of racing we rarely get on screen. While Fast & Furious 6 should provide all we need on the action side of things this summer, hopefully Howard’s film gives us a more well-rounded look and we can expect this one on the fall festival circuit before its release. Check it out below for the film also starring Olivia Wilde and Christian McKay.
RUSH is an upcoming biographical action-drama film directed by two-time Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), who teams once again with fellow two-time Oscar nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) also star in the film.
Rush opens on September 20th, 2013.
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