Two Trailers for Ron Howard’s Formula One Film ‘Rush’ Are Released
Only two trailers for the Ron Howard-directed Rush have been released so far, but the beautiful cinematography and gripping story of the 1976 Formula One season make the September 20 premier date seem much farther away than five months. The film chronicles the ’76 season, focusing on the intense rivalry between James Hunt and 1975 World Champion Niki Lauda, and the midseason crash that nearly cost Lauda his life at the Nürburgring.
Lauda had been leading the season going into the German Grand Prix, but lost control of his car on the second lap, sending his Ferrari 312T2 into the guardrail, where it caught fire and ricocheted back onto the track before being struck by Harald Ertl and Brett Lunger. The two drivers, along with Arturo Merzario and Guy Edwards, pulled Lauda from the burning wreckage and probably saved his life. He nearly died that day, but was back behind the wheel in five weeks. By then, Hunt had been able to close the gap in points between Lauda and himself…
Rush stars Chris Hemsworth (looking quite a bit slimmer than when he portrayed Thor in The Avengers) as Hunt, and Daniel Brühl (Frederick Zoller from Inglorious Basterds) as Lauda. Olivia Wilde portrays Suzy Miller, Hunt’s first wife. The movie will be released on September 20.