Featurette for Ron Howard’s Rush: “It Was A Time When Sex Was Safe and Driving Was Dangerous”

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Some may argue  that F1 racing is just a bunch of thrill-seeking dudes making left turns all day, but director Ron Howard wants to show you a side of the sport that’s rarely been seen on the big screen.   His latest film, Rush, aims to put you in the driver’s seat at the height of a competition between two men who want to be the fastest drivers on the planet.  For Jason Hunt and Niki Lauda it was about who could win the most world championships, while living with a 20% chance of death.

In this new featurette, Howard discusses what elements to Lauda and Hunt’s story enticed him to make this his latest directorial effort.  We also hear from the cast (Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl) and screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) about why their contentious relationship made sports history.  Whatever you may think of Formula 1 racing, this film is about two very different men who share a competitiveness matched only by each other, and from that, a mutual respect is born.

Rush is scheduled for a September 20th release.

Synopsis

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 James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki 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.

Source: Collider

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