A new featurette has been released for Ron Howard‘s racing drama, Rush. 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). Like an earlier trailer, we’re treated to almost the entire arc of the plot, but we also get Hemsworth, Bruhl, and Howard breaking down what they found compelling about the story and the characters. I’m not sure what’s going to push this movie beyond a standard sports rivalry other than the life-or-death stakes, but I’m curious about the contrast between Hunt’s flamboyant personality and the serious Lauda.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film also stars Olivia Wilde. Rush opens September 20th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Rush:
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.