By DAVID WEINER
January 16, 2014
God of Thunder Chris Hemsworth feels a whole new electricity in this intense Formula 1 biopic from Oscar-winning director/producer duo Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Set against the sexy, glamorous and spectacular golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush recreates the merciless 1970s rivalry between Grand Prix racers James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), a charismatic English playboy and a methodical Austrian perfectionist, respectively, whose clashes on the racetrack epitomized the contrast between their extraordinary personalities and pushed them to the physical and psychological breaking point. Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara also star.