‘Rush’ Images Put Chris Hemsworth In The Driver’s Seat

At least for the next few years, Chris Hemsworth will be able to keep the longer locks that have come with his newfound status as an A-lister. Next year, the “Avengers” member takes a trip back to the 1970s for director Ron Howard and the Formula 1 racing drama, “Rush.”

The first official images and a plot synopsis for the film, which also stars Olivia Wilde, have come online on the movie’s official site.

Check out the photos and learn more about the movie after the jump!

The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.

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 Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, 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. If you make one mistake, you die.

“Rush” opens in theaters on September 20…2013. Yeah, it’s going to be a while.

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