First Trailer for RUSH

The first trailer for Ron Howard's Formula 1 film, Rush has arrived online and they definitely want you to know it was directed by Ron Howard. This being his first film since 2011's flop The Dilemma viewers are expecting a lot. I certainly am, and have been looking forward to Rush since first seeing the stills released and learning of the fine cast and director it assembled. The film was included in my top 20 most anticipated films of the year and after seeing the trailer I am happy to see that everything I thought this could be seems to be on track. Though I'm not a huge sports fan and certainly not a racing fan by any stretch of the imagination I do believe sports and the world that surrounds professional league athletes provide a great backdrop for drama and have especially engaging dynamics to draw from. That seems to be the case here as Howard draws from a screenplay from Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) that chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl of Inglorious Basterds) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). I'd not heard of the story before this film came to my attention, but it seems to have its points for strong dramatic storytelling and the tone Howard has set for the trailer seem to perfectly cater to the time period in which this takes place. Both Hemsworth and Brühl display promising work and the music from Hans Zimmer is a stand out aspect. I've always enjoyed Howard's work no matter what type of story he is telling and here it seems as if he is really excited about the material and has dug deep into the story and hopefully come up with something rather special. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and opens September 20th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Synopsis: Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, RUSH portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, RUSH follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.


  1. Oh the good old times when Formula 1 was cool... is it me or is the whole racing circles thing lost its appeal lately. I remember watching it with my dad when I was little and it was so cool, not its more about money and letting the bigger name win in your own team politics.
    I'm not sure if I want to see this one though.. Hemsworth looks especially off-putting with that hair as well.

    1. I'm not a Formula 1 fan and never have been, but the story here sounds very engaging and after looking up the real events this is based on I'm excited to see what a director like Howard has done with the material.