Watch: Superb First Featurette for Ron Howard's 'Rush' Formula 1 Film
"It's great characters in a world… a sport that's so dramatic." The 70th Monaco Grand Prix just took place and perfectly timed with that, the BBC has released a video featurette with a first look at Ron Howard's new F1 film Rush. We've been hearing about casting, and it's already shooting around the world now. The film focuses on the rivalry between drivers Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth). For those that aren't inherently familiar with Formula 1 racing and this rivalry, the featurette does a superb job of recapping the history, and gives us a tease at the intensity and drama in this.
Watch the first behind-the-scenes featurette for Ron Howard's Rush, originally found by RopeofSilicon:
Ron Howard's new movie Rush, from a screenplay written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, Hereafter), is a biography about Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt. The movie is set in the 1970s and follows the on-and-off track lives of Hunt and Lauda and their racing teams of McLaren and Ferrari. The cast also includes Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Alexandra Maria Lara and Christian McKay. No official release date has been set for Howard's Rush, but we'll definitely keep you updated on this - it looks like it could turn out pretty damn good. Thoughts?