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Saturday, September 7, 2013

See The Image Gallery From Director Ron Howard's Action Drama, RUSH

Are you a Formula One fan? Then you might be interested to see director Ron Howard's upcoming drama, RUSH, which follows 1970s dueling race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth will play British driver Hunt and Spanish actor Daniel Brühl will play Lauda, who hails from Britain. Below is the official synopsis of the film:

Release date: Sept. 20, 2013 (NYC and L.A.), Sept. 27 (Wide) 

Genre: Epic action-drama 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino 

Directed by: Ron Howard 

Written by: Peter Morgan 

Produced by: Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard 

Executive Producers: Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, Tim Bevan, Tyler Thompson, Todd Hallowell 

Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teams once again with two-time Academy Award®-nominated writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum). 

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic Hunt and the methodically brilliant Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no  see him play someoto victory and no margin for error. 

Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) co-star in the epic action-drama as, respectively, Suzy Miller and Marlene Lauda, the loves of James and Niki's lives who watched and feared as the men rocketed toward possible death. 

Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me), Eric Fellner (Les Misérables, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Brian Oliver (Black Swan, The Ides of March), Morgan, Oscar® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) and Howard. The film was co-financed by Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media, and produced in association with Revolution Films and Imagine Entertainment. 

Executive producers for the film are Guy East (The Woman in Black, The Ides of March), Nigel Sinclair (The Ides of March, End of Watch), Tobin Armbrust (End of Watch, The Woman in Black), Tim Bevan (Les Misérables, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Tyler Thompson (Black Swan, The Woman in Black) and Todd Hallowell (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon). Universal Pictures distributes the film in the United States. 

Rush was filmed on location in the U.K., Germany and Austria

While I can't claim to be a race car fan, I do love looking at Chris Hemsworth. It would be nice to see him play someone other than a norse god. I'm not familiar with Brühl, despite having seen a few of his previous films. As for Olivia Wilde, she seems to have made a career out of being the pretty arm piece in many of her movies. Not sure if she's doing much else in this one. 

This is a very interesting choice for Howard, who's mostly known for more "thinking man" pieces. But he's a great filmmaker (and Peter Morgan is also a wonderful storyteller), so I do have my eye on this one. Check out a few images from the film below:


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