Rush-PosterChris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl will be going head-to-head in just a few months time when Ron Howard’s Rush hits cinemas, and I can’t wait to see it happen.

The biographical action-drama charters the rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and we’ve seen nothing but good things from Howard’s upcoming movie.

With just two and a half months left on the calendar before it arrives, StudioCanal have released a great first TV spot, giving us an extended look at the thrills we have in store for us a little way down the line.

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.

Hemsworth and Brühl top a great cast, starring as Hunt and Lauda, respectively. And joining them will be Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Natalie Dormer.

Howard is directing from a script by past collaborator Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), and I can’t wait to see what they’ve brought us once more. As a huge fan of Frost/Nixon, I can only expect good things from their return to work together.

Rush will be released in the UK on 13th September, with its US release date set for the following week on September 20th. Whilst we eagerly await those calendar dates’ arrivals, here’s the first TV spot to get the adrenaline running on high.

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