The trailer for Ron Howard's Formula One true story flick is out, and it's as speedy as you'd imagine.
"Rush" stars Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) as James Hunt, famed British Formula One racer who had an intense rivalry with Niki Lauda (played by "Inglourious Basterds" star Daniel Bruhl) during the 1976 season.
As the trailer illustrates, Lauda was involved in a horrific crash earlier in the year that left him badly burned and deformed, but he returns to the track months later anyway to face down Hunt once again (he's not messing around, he accepts that every time he gets in his car, "there's a twenty percent chance he will die").
The trailer for "Rush" is fast-paced and adrenaline-pumping, and Hemsworth sexily says things like, "The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel," and that driving as fast as he does is like being in a "bomb on wheels." So, yeah, this movie is going to be intense, and is definitely a departure from some of Howard's slower-paced films.
"Rush" also stars Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Natalie Dormer, and Christian McKay, with the script by "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon" writer Peter Morgan, and a score composed by Hans Zimmer.
"Rush" parks itself in theaters on September 20th, in the meantime, check out the trailer below.