Do not be fooled by the trailer for Ron Howard’s Rush - Chris Hemsworth is not the sole main character. The film follows the 1976 face-off between Formula One racer rivals James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda ( Daniel Bruhl) following Lauda’s near-fatal crash the same year.
Rush not only explores Lauda and Hunt’s professional rivalry, but also their loves and distinctly polar personalities. The Hemsworth-heavy trailer certainly got my attention, and not just for the eye candy. The film features fast cars, inflated egos and high stakes; because as Lauda and other drivers know all too well, the sport of racing can quicken your pulse, or stop it.
Check out the trailer below. Rush is due out September 27 2013.