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Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ Gathers Momentum

 

James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Sweden © The Cahier Archive

 

In the midst of last Summer’s release of the critically acclaimed ‘Senna’ and a new grand prix at Circuit of the Americas, another Formula 1 project was taking shape with a production and cast directly from Hollywood.  ‘Rush’, a new film about the 1976 F1 season, is Oscar-winner Ron Howard’s latest project, and it was announced this week that principal photography has begun in Europe.

The story will focus on the battle between legendary playboy James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and the meticulous Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Brühl), with the movie’s story taking place both on and off the track.

 

Niki Lauda © The Cahier Archive

Daniel Brühl

Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds) plays the 3 time world champion Niki Lauda.

 

James Hunt © The Cahier Archive

Australian Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has been cast as legendary playboy and 1976 world champion James Hunt.

Chris Hemsworth

 

Details of the film’s release date are not official, but a Hollywood / Formula 1 opening sometime before or at the inaugural Grand Prix of America in June of 2013 wouldn’t be a surprise.

If you can’t wait that long for the sights of F1 in the 70’s, good news:  @RealRonHoward is the director’s official twitter account and has been featuring a steady stream of behind-the-scenes action recently featuring vintage cars and sets:

 

"@RealRonHoward: Setting one of over 25 camera positions today ... "

 

Before filming began, Variety reported ‘Rush’ had been sold in 30 international markets for distribution, a feat not surprising with the top-level talent involved.  Since interest in the sport has also been growing domestically, American moviegoers and F1 fans alike will be following ‘Rush’ to the silver screen next year to see F1 history through the lens of one of Hollywood’s great directors.

 

Daniel Brühl as Niki Lauda

 

Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt

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‘Senna’ Release Dates in America

 

Here’s a new Google map showing US theater locations for SENNA, dates are also listed below.

After winning the Best International Feature Award at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival just recently, SENNA will be opening in the United States at the following cities, according to the official movie Facebook page today, with more announcements to follow:

August 12th: Sunshine in New York City, The Landmark, Los Angeles

August 19th: The Century in Chicago, The Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia, Kendall Square in Cambridge, Embarcadero in San Francisco, Shattuck in Berkeley, The E Street in Washington DC, The Main Art in Detroit, San Diego, The Sunset 24 in Miami, The Belcourt in Nashville, The Angelika in Dallas, The Violet Crown in Austin

August 26th: The Midtown Arts in Atlanta, The Lagoon in Minneapolis, Denver, The Varsity in Seattle

September 2nd: The Tivoli in St. Louis, The Keystone Arts in Indianapolis

The US trailer is now up on iTunes, and continues to top IMDb’s all-time documentary ratings.

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