Rush - Poster, Chris Hemsworth
Rush - Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) ©2013 Universal

Rush has Grand Prix races and the characters behind those fast cars. The action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt and Daniel Brühl as rival Niki Lauda.

The film is directed by Ron Howard of Happy Days acting fame but of course now know for A Beautiful Mind and Frost/Nixon. The release starts first in the UK on September 13 with US release starting from September 20.

Rush – Trailer 3


Rush – Addition images

Rush - Chris Hemsworth
Rush – Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) ©2013 Universal
Rush - Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl
Rush – James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) ©2013 Universal
Rush - Chris Hemsworth
Rush – Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) ©2013 Universal

Rush – Official Infromation

Rush - Poster, Chris Hemsworth
Rush – Poster: Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) ©2013 Universal

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), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Brian Oliver (Black Swan), Morgan, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) and Howard and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Tim Bevan and Todd Hallowell. Universal Pictures distributes the film in the United States.

Cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino. Directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan.

Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Executive Producers Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, Tim Bevan, Tyler Thompson and Todd Hallowell.

Rush was shot on location in the UK, Germany and Austria.

Rush – Official Website

Rush theatrical release dates

UK – September 13, 2013
US – September 20, 2013 (NYC and LA), September 27 (Wide)
Canada – September 27, 2013
Australia – October 3, 2013


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online