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Ron Howard's 'Rush' to Open Zurich Film Festival

Ron Howard's Formula One racing drama Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, will open the 9th annual Zurich International Film Festival on Sept. 26.

The drama, from Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan, features Hemsworth as legendary British racing driver James Hunt, during the 1976 season when he battled for Formula One supremacy with Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). After nearly losing his life in a flaming car crash, Lauda has to fight his way back in his battle with Hunt for the world championships. The film also stars Alexandra Maria Lara and Olivia Wilde.

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alycakes3020d ago

I can wait on this one..

medman3019d ago

Not a fan of Formula 1 I see. This is a niche movie, no doubt. As an F1 fan, I will be seeing it. I think most casual viewers and those not interested in motorsport would be surprised at the story of these two men and how their rivalry affected so many. Ron Howard won't screw it up.