Another trailer has been released for Rush, the upcoming film directed by 2-time Oscar winner Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon). Universal Pictures will open the film on on September 27, 2013.
2-time Oscar nominee Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) wrote the screenplay. It is the first film together since working together on Frost/Nixon. Rush is a based on the exhilarating true story as it is a recreation of the 1970s rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Chris Hemsworth stars as Hunt and Daniel Brühl plays his rival Lauda in the film that focuses on the “golden age of Formula 1 racing.” Both drivers push themselves to their breaking point of endurance.
The movie also stars Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara. The racing film is produced by Andrew Eaton, Brian Grazer, Eric Fellner, Morgan and Brian Oliver. Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan executive produce the feature, which was film on location in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.
Ron Howard previously told Entertainment Weekly that Rush is “kind of like a cross between Apollo 13 and Backdraft.” Regarding the comparison to Apollo 13, Howard said “that’s for the complexity and the authenticity and the intent to capture an era and an endeavor that blends technology, action and danger.”