Chris Hemsworth's 'Rush' Depicts One of The Most Fierce Rivalries In Sport

The Formula One thriller 'Rush' premiered in London last night (2nd Septmeber 2013). The biopic film follows the bitter rivalry that ensued between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda from the 1976 F1 season.

The two protagonists share a common interest but could not be more different, as this dynamic face off is expected to give a shock of adrenaline for the viewing audience.

James Hunt, who is played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor), is a British racer who loves the playboy lifestyle as his taste for drugs, alcohol and women were infamous. Whereas Germany's Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Bastards) portrays the Austrian Niki Lauda who was a master tactician which allowed his ruthlessness to thrive in Formula 1.

The contrast between the two perfectly aligns them into an intense rivalry as they both compete for the world championship of the 1976 F1 season.

Rush is set in the exhilarating world of racing as death is looked upon as an occupational hazard that demonstrates the fearlessness of each racer. Chris Hemsworth recently spoke to Helena De Bertodana of The Telegraph stating how he was thrilled to play a character based from reality, "I love the fantasy world and the movies I've been doing but it was nice not to be wielding some sort of weapon," Hemsworth also expresses what attracted him to portray James Hunt, "What I love about him, and I like to think I have, is a sort of childlike quality. There's a cheeky little kid aspect to him. That sense of fun and adventure is something I find appealing".

Watch the 'Rush' Trailer:

The biographical action film that Ron Howard brought to life, depicts a fierce rivalry that was emotionally and physically brutal to illustrate their desire to be the best.

'Rush' hits cinemas in the UK on September 13, 2013. 

See all our pictures from the 'Rush' world premiere.

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth At The 'Rush' Premiere

Daniel Bruhl
Daniel Bruhl, Who Plays Niki Lauda, At The 'Rush' Premiere

Ron Howard
Director Ron Howard At The 'Rush' Premiere


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