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Watch: Chris Hemsworth Is "Hunt, James Hunt" In New Trailer For Ron Howard's 'Rush'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 17, 2013 at 1:21PM

We really don't get racing at all. Watching a bunch of cars drive around a track for hours on end? Not really our bag, and Universal knows that if they want the '70s-set, racing drama "Rush" to reach an audience beyond Sunday afternoon couch potatoes, they're gonna have to sell this thing. So why not introduce Chris Hemworth's lead character James Hunt like smoldering, sexy, risk-taking hunk? And that's exactly what they do.
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We really don't get racing at all. Watching a bunch of cars drive around a track for hours on end? Not really our bag, and Universal knows that if they want the '70s-set, racing drama "Rush" to reach an audience beyond Sunday afternoon couch potatoes, they're gonna have to sell this thing. So why not introduce Chris Hemworth's lead character James Hunt like smoldering, sexy, risk-taking hunk? And that's exactly what they do.

In the new trailer for "Rush," we watch a banged up Hemsworth saunter into a hospital and announce that he's, "Hunt, James Hunt." Remind you of anyone you know? From there, the new spot gets down to brass tacks, detailing the true life story that Hunt and rival Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl), as they compete across the European and world circuit, putting their lives at risk fighting for fame, glory and respect. It looks like an entertaining yarn for sure, though Olivia Wilde continues to appear as not much more than appealing window dressing.

Anyhow, "Rush" shifts into gear on September 27th and between this and "The Fifth Estate," we're just pretty stoked for two major movies this fall featuring Bruhl. Watch below.

This article is related to: Ron Howard, Rush, Film Trailers, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl


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