Release Date: September 20, 2013
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brьhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jamie de Courcey, Pierfrancesco Favino, Natalie Dormer
Genre: Action, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use)
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 Brьhl (“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.
Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures UK and MSN UK.