Ron Howard’s Rush is one of those movies which could and should be a guaranteed blockbuster but it’s success will unfortunately depend on a lot of other factors like, marketing, box office competition and reviews. Although Hemsworth is becoming a big deal he is not a “certified” big deal as of yet and the women he brings in with his looks will be turned off by thinking of Rush as a movie about car racing which is so far from the truth.
Rush will give Hemsworth a solid opportunity to really show his acting chops, which he does have. The Australian actor started off in Soaps and has the skill to pull off the role as James Hunt, accent and all.
If you think from the stills below that Thor looks a little skinny, you are right. The bulk of The Mighty Thor could not fit into a McLaren Formula 1 race car so Hemsworth had to drop 30 pounds before shooting. Although the movie itself is centered around racing and is rumored to have some of the most authentic, hair raising race scenes ever put to film, the movie itself promises to be a contrast of two very different people after the same thing.
During the era when these guys raced, death was a common occurrence. Where James Hunt would distract himself with drugs, wine and women (Hunt is rumored to have slept with over 5000), his nemesis Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Bruh) studied the odds and tried to control the uncontrollable. [more…]
After an extremely well received viewing at the Toronto Film Festival the anticipation for Rush to hit the theaters on September 27th is at an all time high. Until then… here are 22 amazing hi-res stills from the movie. Enjoy.