Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Ransom, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man) will be directing Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wild in Rush. The movie will tell the true story of Niki Lauda (Brühl), a Formula 1 driver who races against his rival Kevin Hunt (Hemsworth) just days after nearly dying in a racing accident. The screenplay is written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Dark Knight Rises) will be in composing the score.
Ron Howard’s twitter pic from a Formula 1 racing track. “Nice job perk,” he tweeted.
Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt.
Rush is set to be released in the U.S. September 2013.