A couple of days ago, we out up the news that principal photography had begun on the new Ron Howard directed Formula One movie, Rush.The movie takes us back to F1 in the 70s and focuses on the fierce rival between British driver, James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and German driver Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Brühl). Suffice to say, I’m very excited to see it.

James Hunt

Huff Po have snapped the first image from the set of the movie which is shooting here in the UK of Chris Hemsworth in his 70s F1 authentic gear all set to play Hunt in the movie and I’ve placed it below. I’ve also added an image to the right of the real James Hunt and I think you’ll agree, Mr Hemsworth looks rather a lot like him!

I’ve also placed our interviews with Ron that we took at the 2011 BIFA awards where he gives us a little insight into the movie which is expected to be released 2013.

Click here to view Chris in all his James Hunt glory (loads more images on Collider)