One of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was director Ron Howard’s Rush. Based on true events, the film takes place in the world of Formula One racing, and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) leading up to their intense competition in 1976. Rush also stars Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara.
While at TIFF, I landed a video interview with Howard. He talked about making Rush, what made him nervous during pre-production, the length of his assembly cut, if he thought he was ahead of the reality TV curve with EDtv, future projects, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- Does he think he was a bit too far ahead of the curve with EDtv
- What was the one thing during pre-production that made him very nervous
- How long was his assembly cut
- How he’s already lined up his next two projects