A new poster for the new Ron Howard movie Rush has been released. The forthcoming biopic starring Chris Hemsworth as the late playboy driver James Hunt, tells the story of the 1976 Formula One World Championship and stars Daniel Brühl as his rival Niki Lauda. The film deals with the tempestuous relationship between the pair and the near fatal accident which left Lauda with life threatening injuries and massive burns.
The role is a huge departure from Chris Hemsworth who is best known for his portrayal of Thor in the Marvel movies. Hemsworth recently said “the focus was certainly to do something character-based and rooted in reality.”
It also shows fans of the current Formula One with the myriad of rules and regulations, what a dangerous sport it truly was. As a lifetime fan of Formula One I for one can’t wait to see this movie as director Howard is known to deal with true stories well as with Apollo 13.
Rush opens in the UK on September 13th and in the US on September 20th.