Ron Howard’s Rush has long been one of our most anticipated films of the year. The film, a Formula 1 biographical drama centred on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, will be released in theatres this September, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a strong contender come Oscar season.
Viewers of the Bahrain Grand Prix were treated to a new trailer for Howard’s upcoming sporting drama, and now the great new trailer has debuted online.
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.
Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl take the leading roles as James Hunt and Niki Lauda, respectively. And starring alongside them is a fine cast, led by Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Natalie Dormer.
Howard is reuniting once more with the great Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), who penned the script, and this should definitely be considered a must-see film of the year.
Rush will be released in the UK on 13th September, with its US release date following a week later on September 20th. I can’t wait. Here’s the new trailer to show you why.