FIRST PICTURES OF F1 MOVIE RUSH WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH
First pictures have emerged of the highly anticipated F1 movie Rush, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth. The movie takes us back to 1976 when James Hunt driving for McLaren did battle against Ferrari’s Nicki Lauda in a bid to take the F1 championship crown.
In the shots, Hemsworth is seen as Hunt gears up for a race against his arch rival, three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda, who returned to the racing track six weeks after a near-death experience in his Ferrari in 1976.
Another picture from the movie shows a car, believed to be Hunt’s, looking like a blur of colour as it speeds over the finish line.
Hemsworth is also seen surrounded by female fans ahead of a race, showing he was the ideal choice to take on the character of Hunt, with his long blonde hair and muscular physique.
Rush follows the tale of Lauda’s rivalry with Hunt when he made his racing comeback to battle Hunt for the F1 championship.
Hunt, who died from a heart attack at the age of 45 in 1993, was one of the leading Formula One drivers of the 1970s, taking the world F1 title from Lauda in 1976.
The 1976 season also marked a real turning point in the fortunes of F1, it was the first time that television stations around the world began to realise the drama and soap opera involved in the sport. The movie is due for release late in 2013 and promises to be fabulous.
Source: Daily Mail and pics from Universal Pictures