Movie Posters

Check Out Chris Hemsworth on the Poster for 'Rush'

It does, and it doesn't, look like Chris Hemsworth

Is it the makeup? Is it the lighting? Both? This new poster for Ron Howard's Rush featuring Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers) as F-1 driver James Hunt is damned impressive based on appearances alone.

Certainly the poster is rather generic, but that aside I like what I'm seeing.

Along with Hemsworth, the film co-stars Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jamie de Courcey, Pierfrancesco Favino and Natalie Dormer. I've included the studio-provided synopsis below the poster.

Rush poster

Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

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.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheJackal/ The Jackal

    Thor: Race Car Driver. Excited for the movie, less so for the first poster. Will look to international posters for something that perhaps pops.

    Thems the facts

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    not happening for me but still likely to rent for home viewing

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    My most anticipated of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    What is up with all these bad posters lately? The new posters for Carrie, The Heat and now Rush have all been terrible. I'm kind of intrigued by the movie though. I haven't seen the trailer but I think I'm gong to stay away from it and not watch it.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      Why didn't they do a poster of him in a car or with helmet. This one just looks dumb and tells me nothing about the film.