First look: Chris Hemsworth is James Hunt in first on set pictures of Ron Howard’s Formula One drama “Rush”

March 9, 2012 | Posted By In Images | 1054 Views

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Perhaps the breakout star of 2011, Chris Hemsworth is currently on location in London as production begins on “Rush”, director Ron Howard‘s Formula One drama.

Playing legendary British Formula One race car driver James Hunt, Hemsworth is joined by Daniel Bruhl and Olivia Wilde in the story of two men’s fight for dominance in the sport in the 1970′s.
Hunt went on to win the 1976 title, while Lauda (Bruhl) who won the World Championship three times, crashed in a near-fatal accident in the same race. Supermodel Suzy Miller (Wilde) falls for and marries Hunt, but the relationship is short-lived as she soon falls for his actor friend, Richard Burton (who will be a cameo performance from Russell Crowe).

Celebuzz have the first pictures for us, with Hemsworth dressed in his McLaren uniform pictured in what looks to be the pit lane.

“Rush” is set for release in 2013, and you can next see Hemsworth on the big screen this July, when the eagerly anticipated The Avengers” is released.


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