First Trailer for RUSH Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde [UPDATE: Listen to a Track from Hans Zimmer's Score]

     April 8, 2013


The first trailer for Ron Howard’s Rush is now online.  The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).  It’s tough for me to get excited about Howard’s films since he hasn’t made a great one since Apollo 13.  He does have the talent to tell a good story, but after watching the trailer for Rush, the question remains: will we care about the rivalry between Lauda and Hunt, or will we just talk about the excellence of the racing scenes?

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Olivia Wilde.  Rush opens September 20th. [Update: We've added a track from Hans Zimmer's score for the film.  You can list to it after the jump.]

Click over to MSN Movies UK to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the track from Hans Zimmer’s score:

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.


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  • Jackd

    too much fucking CGI

  • cutter

    Or Cinderella Man, or The Missing or the superlative Frost/Nixon?
    What twelve year old writes for this site?

    • Ramone

      Came here to say this. Both comments!

  • Alex

    Usually I let the mistakes of the author go by due to the overwhelming hate for goldberg, but come on man Ron Howard hasn’t done anything since Apollo 13 ? You know just winning two Academy Awards and creating one of the the greatest comedy ensembles with Arrested Development, opinion is fine but ignoring more than a decade of work is poor writing. For the sake of your reader’s please do the minimum research required for a trailer drop (which actually looks very well done, even with the cgi involved)

  • Mars

    I’d be more excited for this movie if Michael Mann had directed it. Ron Howard…ehh.

  • jake

    Frost Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, Ransom, Cinderella Man? Did you just check out after Apollo 13?
    Which, by the way.. wasn’t that great. Decent film, but not great.

  • Taffy Lewis

    Not so fast Matt! I know F1 isn’t a big deal in the US but it’s been huge in the rest of the world since the middle of last century. And arguably the sport was never greater than in 1976. Hunt was a dashing Brit playboy who loved nothing more than a BJ before a race, whilst Lauda’s post-crash comeback late in the season gave him an Ali level of sporting greatness. True, Howard runs hot and cold, but Frost/Nixon was pretty decent, and this is penned by the same guy, Peter Morgan. Give the film a chance, if they manage to capture even a little of this incredible story’s heart stopping drama, it could be brilliant (… unless it’s another Angels and Demons).

  • movieguy223

    The cinematography is pretty attractive, this looks like one of Howard’s more beautiful looking films. I’m excited to see Hemsworth take on a new role, I’m very much a fan but his filmography is still very small – most people just know him because he nailed the Thor role. I hope that Morgan’s script has some substance, the racing scenes look to be high-octane enough but I want the drama behind it all to matter just as much if not more.

    Agreed on the comment about Michael Mann…but OLD Michael Mann, not Miami Vice/Public Enemies Michael Mann.

  • Azeem

    I never comment on stories, I just read them.

    But Matt, you have totally lost all respect and any authority you had as a film critic. Instead of judging films appropriately, you just offer your own unchecked opinions. Ron Howard is a fine director, as all the other comments show.

    The only reason why I continue reading this site is because of Steve’s interviews, otherwise this site would fall.

    • zac

      agreed! if it wasn’t for steve I wouldn’t bother with this site! I’m not a huge ron howard fan but loved frost/nixon and im an F1 fanatic

      • Faiz

        Glad to hear from a fellow fan, Howdy!!

  • movieguy223

    Also, I like Zimmer’s track – a little hard rock action, almost like Hans Zimmer by way of Beastie Boys – and I’m sure it fits the movie itself, but it seems more like a track from a Tony Scott movie (RIP)

  • what

    Cinderella Man is an amazing film

  • VroomVroom

    “But Matt, you have totally lost all respect and any authority you had as a film critic.”

    Not much damage done there then. In an entirely unrelated note:

    “We’ve added a track from Hans Zimmer’s score for the film. You can list to it after the jump.”

    I for one am listing to starboard to it.

    • tinypony

      hahahahah Troll-berg’s so far up his ass with “Ron Howard sucks” that he can’t even type “listen” correctly.

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  • Stinky

    Yeah, Goldberg, don’t let the fact ‘A Beautiful Mind’ won those irrelevant Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.

    Drivel like this is making me think I can handle the bullshit on AICN again.

  • Ur mom

    Thor and Quorra!!

  • R

    Matt, you’d be doing all the readers here a great service if you just posted up trailers then fucked off without saying a word.

    Seriously, you are a cancer to this site.

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