CATEGORIES Movie NewsThis fall Ron Howard, who is no stranger to based-on-a-true-story movies ("Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind," "Frost/Nixon," "Splash" -- wait, no, not "Splash"), will once again tackle a true-life tale in "Rush," a film about the life of British Formula 1 racecar driver James Hunt (played by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth).
In the newest trailer, Hemsworth sets things up nicely: "There's a lie that all drivers tell themselves -- that death is something that happens to other people. That's how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. But more powerful than fear itself is the will to win." Most of the movie is centered around Hunt's rivalry with Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Bruhl from "Inglourious Basterds"), an Australian racecar driver. And by the looks of things, it gets pretty heated, on and off the track.
"Rush" has an exemplary creative team behind the scenes, including screenwriter Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon") and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle ("Trance"), and the film boasts an equally impressive supporting cast, which includes Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Natalie Dormer. In short: it looks like something that could be potentially Oscar bait-y but also hugely exciting.
"Rush" opens in America on September 20th.