The latest trailer for Ron Howard‘s period racing drama Rush promises that Formula 1 race star James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) is a bit of a sexy, risk-taking hunk, while his methodical opponent Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) is taking things a little more seriously.
Written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland) Rush follows their racing teams of McLaren and Ferrari as they compete across the European and world circuit, particularly the 1976 season, putting their lives at risk fighting for fame, glory and respect.
Howard previously told EW:
People ask what has Rush been like and I say, from a filmmaking standpoint, it’s been kind of like a cross between Apollo 13 and Backdraft. In the case of Apollo 13, that’s for the complexity and the authenticity and the intent to capture an era and an endeavor that blends technology, action and danger.”
Check out the trailer which turns the focus primarily on Hunt along with the inclusion of a Jay-Z and Kanye West tune.
The cast also includes Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Stephen Mangan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jamie de Courcey, Pierfrancesco Favino and Christian McKay.
The film is set to hit theaters this September 27th.
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 James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki 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.