The first images from Ron Howard's Rush movie along with some on set clips with Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Oliva Wilde. There's a great featurette below with Ron Howard going into detail about what inspired him to make the movie about Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
[caption id="attachment_20304" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Yes I know my head looks Photoshopped on, but Ron Howard wouldn't do that to me...[/caption]
The image above of Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's Rush looks like a bad Photoshop for some reason. Everyone else looks in place, even Daniel Brühl scouring in the background as Niki Lauda, but Hemsworth's head just looks out of place. Well, here's the first images to hit from the Formula 1 racing biopic about the rivalry between Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). It's an interesting choice of subject matter for Howard, but I'm really looking foward to this one. As you can see in the videos below, this is a passion project for the man, and with his Dark Tower movie still up in the air, this is a good one to take his mind off that frustration.
The site for Rush has put out the official synopsis below plus these hi-res images above and below. Hopefully this film will do well as Olivia Wilde hasn't had the best luck with film choices at the box office. Rush is set to race into theaters September 20th, 2013.
[callout title=Rush Movie Synopsis]Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The epic action-drama 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.
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.