RUSH

TheeBlog-Rush Yankees vs Red Sox, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Lakers vs Celtics or You vs that bitchy coworker that makes your life miserable at work. We all enjoy good ol’ classic rivalries. Not too long ago, I learned about another historic rivalry involving two of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Their contrasting personalities, intense rivalry and impressive level of competition not only fascinated F1 fans but the entire world. RUSH is a new film by Director Ron Howard featuring the lives and rivalry between these two F1 legends. Based on the trailer, lovely European locations and 70s film vibe, I can’t wait for its release. But for now, here are some photos and behind the scenes video to get your engines running. Get it…

Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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.

Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.

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