First look at Chris Hemsworth in Rush

He feels the need... the need for speed

Rush has released a first batch of on-set images, featuring Avengers star Chris Hemsworth as English racing driver James Hunt.

Having trimmed his flowing locks to a louche, shoulder-length cut, Hemsworth looks every inch the dapper English playboy in this ’70s set racing drama directed by Ron Howard.

Hemsworth will be going toe to toe with Daniel Brühl, who plays Austrian F1 legend Niki Lauda. The two shared an intense rivalry throughout the decade, which is what the movie will devote its attentions to.

Producer Brian Oliver recently told Collider that the film will feature some experimental camera mounts to capture the frenetic race sequences, with the two drivers involved in some hair-raising collisions over the years. If nothing else, there should be some spectacular action on display...

Co-starring Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer, Rush is expected to open at some point in 2013, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.

Is Hemsworth a good fit for Hunt? Tell us, below.


    • FBMHarris

      Mar 9th 2012, 16:24

      I've been working on location for this movie, both Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl are excellent in their respective roles.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 9th 2012, 16:54

      I wasn't interested in a movie about racing but (especially ) after seeing Daniel Brühl's name crop up I changed my mind. Watched Inglorious Basterds again on TV the other night.. that guy is awesome. Quietly looking forward to this one.

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