The international trailer for Ron Howard’s Formula 1 racing drama “Rush” shows that the movie is going to star much more than just Chris Hemsworth. This movie is going to put audience members right in the midst of what look like some of the most intense racing scenes to hit the big screen, and it looks like it’s going to do so beautifully.
The newly released video, which can be found after the jump, focuses primarily on the rivalry between Hemsworth’s James Hunt and Daniel Brühl’s Niki Lauda, but it’s the gorgeous cinematography that really captured our attention. It’s clear that Howard wanted to make a movie about Formula 1 racing that made it feel like viewers are a part of that world. Trailers aren’t always indicative of a film’s final product, but this one certainly has us excited.
As the trailer touts, “Rush” is based on a true story. Here is the movie’s plot synopsis, if you couldn’t gather this from the international trailer:
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” hits theaters on September 20.
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