First Trailer for Ron Howard's F1 Movie 'Rush' with Chris Hemsworth

April 8, 2013
Source: YouTube

Ron Howard's Rush Trailer

"The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel." StudioCanal has unveiled the very first full trailer for Ron Howard's Rush, the Formula One racing film about two real-life rival drivers, one played by Daniel Brühl (Niki Lauda) the other played by Chris Hemsworth (James Hunt). We've been following this film since early behind-the-scenes footage and photos showed up last year, but now we get to watch some actual finished footage and it looks outstanding. Not only an intense story about F1 racing, but a complex story about these drivers and what drives them. Most of the dialogue in this gave me chills. Looks so damn good!

Here's the very first full trailer for Ron Howard's Rush, found on YouTube:

Director Ron Howard's (Frost/Nixon, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Willow) 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 includes Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Alexandra Maria Lara and Christian McKay. Universal will release Rush in theaters starting September 20th this year. Visit their official site.

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I really wish they didn't go with that colour treatment throughout the film. Matches the period, yes, but still...

Mithun Divakaran on Apr 8, 2013


I have faith in Ron Howard, but this looks boring and uninteresting.. I may be biased here since I have 0 interest in car racing of any sort, but still

Tester on Apr 8, 2013


I have zero interest in professional car racing as well, but I absolutely LOVED the documentary "Senna." Hopefully this will do something for me, because as of now (like you), I'm not really sold.

mandawg on Apr 8, 2013


@mandawg, I have not seen this doc, but always looking for new docs to watch.. Thanks for the tip, I will look it up

Tester on Apr 8, 2013


Teal: I really wish my friend were here with m... Orange: Hey! Right here buddy.

Akira Money ♕ on Apr 8, 2013


Having been a Formula 1 fan for the vast majority of my life, I can say that while the trailer did impress me and did get me more interested in the movie than I was before, I still have fears of this movie trying to present F1 through the Fast & Furious lens and that simply would be an insult. Lauda and Hunt were amazing in their day and they still inspire people. Lauda is still in F1 as a Chairman of the Board for the Mercedes Formula 1 Team. Hunt is Kimi Raikkonen's (2007 F1 world champion with Ferrari, currently driving for Lotus) favorite F1 driver ever. So this movie better get it right. The trailer looked decent enough, but I am wary that instead of an accurate and realistic portrayal we might get another Driven which despite being somewhat entertaining, it's more Saturday morning cartoon than single seater racing.

v on Apr 8, 2013


I get ya, but this did not feel anywhere near Fast and Furious.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2013


Yeah. That bit where the car jumps into the air over the hill, for example. F1's aerodynamics push the car down. It would never jump up like that.

Dan Stewart on Apr 10, 2013


Not true. Maybe todays aero tech but back in the day Im sure they probably came up a little bit. The downforce technology wasnt what it is today.

Derrick Cordray on Jun 1, 2013


Look ma, I can drive my car really fast in circles! Such a strange thing.

Carpola on Apr 8, 2013


And throwing a football to a dude who then runs it past a line is really much much much more sophisticated, right? Now think about driving @ 350 km/h, doing 5 (FIVE) Gs when you hit the corners. Try that for sometimes over close to 2 hours.

buzzfunk on Apr 8, 2013


Why would you assume I like American Football Buzzfunk? It's pretty daft too. 🙂

Carpola on Apr 8, 2013


F1 is certainly a lot more interesting that "driving fast in circles" of NASCAR. This looks interesting. I've never been a racing fan, but I really did enjoy the recent documentary "Senna" - also about F1.

HyperJ on Apr 8, 2013


Yea and where a guy whens a race from pole with no lead changes is much more exciting! Get over yourselves F1 fans!

Derrick Cordray on Jun 1, 2013


Formula one is by far watched by more people on this planet then any American Football game. Just like Soccer, its huge. And if you realize actually HOW fast these people race for hours sometimes, then this sure will be more interesting then about someone carrying a football to the other yard line 🙂 (there have been many movies).

Buzzfunk on Apr 8, 2013


Sports no matter what particular sport always has the potential to make amazing dramatic stories.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2013


Forget about the cars. The real issue is Hemsworth with long hair thus becoming discount Brad Pitt.

Nash on Apr 8, 2013


Nash... James had a long hair and Hewsworth looks like him...

MDMINVERNAL on Apr 9, 2013


"I feel responsible for what happened." "You were." Reminds me of "The Grey" when Neesons character told that man he was going to die. Great trailer.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2013



Nielsen700 on Apr 8, 2013


Wait... where is the true Lauda Rival??? Fittipaldi???

MDMINVERNAL on Apr 9, 2013


straight to vhs

frank on Apr 10, 2013


I faster than all of you! Then lets Race! That line got me so hype! Cant wait to see this.

Derrick Cordray on Jun 1, 2013

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