[Movies] New Poster Released For Rush Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.23.2013
Starring Chris Hemsworth...
EW.com has revealed the new poster for Rush, which is directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth.
Howard talked about the film, which like his first directorial effort American Graffiti focuses on cars.
He said: "People ask what has Rush been like and I say from a filmmaking standpoint it's been kind of like a cross between Apollo 13 and Backdraft. In the case of Apollo 13, that's for the complexity and the authenticity and the intent to capture an era and an endeavor that blends technology, action and danger. But, then speaking of danger, it reminds me of Backdraft because those fires scared me and so did shooting racing action in this film. I was happy when we wrapped Backdraft and frankly it was the same reaction this time. The relief of it, I was just as happy when we wrapped Rush."
Hemsworth plays Formula One driver James Hunt. Daniel Bruhl co-stars as his rival Niki Lauda. The two were surrounded by a rock-star lifestyle in addition to their racing.
Howard added: "Folks from the era are fond of saying of the 1970s F1 racing that's it time when when sex was safe and driving was dangerous. That's the way they lived. These folks aren't forthcoming with a lot of details but there are a lot of winks and nods. I really did sort of fall in love with the sport. I love teams but yet the draivers are really unique talents and fascinating personalities, which is why I was involved in the story that [Frost/Nixon screenwriter] Peter Morgan wrote these characters brilliantly and there's great acting opportunities blended with this cool, visceral action. I also loved the blend of teamwork and the state-of-the-art technology and, throughout, the wall-to-wall aggressive action."