12 September 2013

James Hunt and Nicki Lauda were rivals, competitors and the leading lights of Formula 1 racing in the early 70s. Their careers came at a time when the sport was incredibly dangerous and crashes and deaths were a common occurrence for all drivers.

Rush follows Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth, a notorious playboy who drank, smoked and reportedly slept with over 5000 women and Lauda, played by Daniel Bruhl, an austere, knowledgeable, obsessive Austrian. The legendary 1976 season saw the drivers face off for the Championship with Hunt’s wreckless style coming up against Lauda’s measured and methodical approach. 

Peter Morgan, writer of Frost/Nixon, The Queen and The Audience, has created a ‘fuel-injected drama, a real story honed down to aerodynamic sleekness’ which is ‘one of the fastest, most enjoyable rides you will take this year’ according to The Guardian.

With comparison’s to 2011’s Senna and John Frankenheimer’s legendary Grand Prix from 1966, Total Film described Rush as having ‘an Oscar-worthy script and stunning in-car footage, Howard's race film delivers top-gear drama. A piston- and heart-pumping triumph.’

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