Finally, here’s the first trailer from the Formula 1 racing biopic titled Rush
about the rivalry between Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl
) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth
) back in 1976.
Directed by two-time Oscar- winner Ron Howard
with a script from Peter Morgan
(The Queen), Rush
chronicles the real-life high-speed contest between hotshot English wheelman Hunt and Austrian perfectionist Lauda and the monumental crash in the 1976 season when Lauda nearly died when his Ferrari swerved off the track in only the second lap of the German Grand Prix with Hunt going on to win the race.
The trailer, therefore, offers a mix of on and off-track action with Hemsworth providing the pretentious voiceover, a variant of his English-esque Thor
The film co-stars Olivia Wilde
and Alexandra Maria Lara
is set to race into theaters on September 20th, 2013 and the UK will get to see it on September 13th, 2013.
Original cars and replicas were created to look like those were used.
Take a look at the trailer below.
Here’s the 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.
Rush was shot on location in the U.K., Germany and Austria.