If you don't know much about '70s Formula One racing, think of James Hunt like James Dean. Hunt was one of the last breeds of playboy racers, living life perilously close to the edge. Engulfed in a frenzy of women, drugs and massively powerful, incredibly dangerous race cars, Hunt epitomized the racing world in the same way Ronnie Wood did the music industry. Coming to theaters Sept. 13, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard brings the story of Hunt and his vicious rivalry with world champion Niki Lauda to life. If the movie's trailer is anything to go by, the anticipation of "Rush" may live up to expectations.
Chris Hemsworth — a.k.a. Thor — plays the effervescent Hunt, while Daniel Brühl plays the meticulous Niki Lauda. The story centers around Hunt's rivalry with Lauda during the 1976 season, and documents Lauda's return to racing from a near-fatal crash that burnt off much of his face. The movie promises to ditch the stereotypical racing drivel, like Sylvester Stallone's "Driven," and produce a life-like look at the glory days of motor racing. Watch the trailer below and prepare to mark 9/13 down on your calendar.Read More »from “Rush” trailer brings Formula One’s glory years back to life