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First 'Rush' Trailer, New F1 Movie Starring Chris Hemsworth

McLaren and Ferrari take the track

Rush movie trailer
Photo: Universal Pictures

Universal has premiered the first Rush trailer, the new Formula-1 racing movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds).

The story follows the on the track and off lives of Formula-1 race stars James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Bruhl) and their racing teams of McLaren and Ferrari. Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara co-star. The script was written by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) and I named it one of my most anticipated films of the year and one of the year's early Oscar contenders.

Rush is currently slated for a September 20 release, which gives it a possibility for a Venice, Telluride or Toronto premiere, the two former being more likely (particularly Venice).

Watch the first Rush trailer directly below.

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

    Looks really good this trailer..defintely oscar contender in some categories, not sure about best picture based on the trailer. But it looks really good and sounds really good as well.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ravekanth/ Ravi Kanth

    I have been waiting for this for quite a while and from the trailer everything looks as promised so far. I wonder what kind of liberties were taken with the facts to suit the storyline and if it does have a major impact at the end.

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

    im more excited for this now ive seen the trailer and i do think Hemsworth has a decent career ahead of him

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

    Looks great. Trailer did its job.

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

    Definitely looks like it has potential. I think it will be interesting to see Hemsworth tackle something that might offer a little more meat necessarily than 'Thor'. Good as he is in that part too.

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

    The trailer was great. I'm anticipating this movie, so I hope it's good. Ron Howard makes good films (usually).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LennyFeder/ Lenny Feder

    Well, looks like Ron Howard.

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

    I usually dont like to watch trailers. But I indulged in this one since I have a lot of respect for Ron Howard. This loosely reminded me of Day of Thunder.

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

    Great director, great cast, great production values; looks splendid to me. Let's just hope the acting is as real as the racing appears to be. Still, so far, I'm liking what I'm seeing. Was Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard's last film?

    Thems the facts