Chris Hemsworth revs up in the Rush trailer: watch now

Ron Howard’s Formula One drama

The first trailer for Rush, Ron Howard’s biopic of Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda has arrived online.

Focusing on the rivalry between Hunt (Christ Hemsworth) and Lauda (Daniel Brühl), the trailer offers up a mix of on- and off-track action, as the two men gear up for an epic clash.

An English-accented Hemsworth provides the portentous voiceover, and there’s the promise of some impressive visuals to showcase the movie’s period trappings (it’s set in the ‘70s).

The bulk of the action is set after Lauda’s 1976 crash, as his rivalry with Hunt heats up heading into the World Championship showdown in Fuji.

Watch the Rush trailer below now:

Given the pedigree of Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) and screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), this could be looking at awards glory.

opens in the UK on 13 September 2013.

What do you think of the first trailer? Have your say below!


    • Jareth64

      Apr 8th 2013, 11:36

      Well, it does look good. Anyone who knows anything about the story will hope it sticks to its roots. As a big F1 fan I can say it seems to.

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    • trist808

      Apr 8th 2013, 15:00

      This looks absolutely fantastic, I grew up watching F1 in the late 70's and 80's and I remember a lot of the old-style racing. Cannot wait for this! As much as the summer looks exciting, this will probably be one of my fav films and in my Top 5 come year's end :)

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    • FBGKennelly

      Apr 8th 2013, 15:18

      and the oscar (best supp actor) goes to... Russell Crowe --- R U S H

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 8th 2013, 22:03

      I'm a huge fan of F1 and its a shame how little input the modern day equivalent drivers puts into the car, what with KERS and DRS, plus the pitwall in their ears every minute telling them how to drive the dang thing. This harks back to a time when motor racing was pure instinct, skill and courage.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 9th 2013, 0:34

      Looks good.

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