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TIFF: 'Rush' Director Ron Howard, Star Chris Hemsworth and Hans Zimmer Do Facebook Q & As

As part of Universal's Toronto International Film Festival press junket for Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing flick "Rush" (September 20), this Sunday at noon before the film's world premiere, Howard and star Chris Hemsworth will conduct their first ever Facebook Q&A. They'll also answer fan questions on the "Rush" Facebook Page.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 6, 2013 11:47 PM
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WATCH: New Clip From Ron Howard's Formula 1 Rivalry Drama 'Rush,' Starring Chris Hemsworth

A new clip from Ron Howard's upcoming "Rush," a drama based on the real life 1970s rivalry of Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, has hit the web before the film's premiere at TIFF in September.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2013 1:19 PM
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Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard's 'Project Imaginat10n' Contest Underway, Jamie Foxx's Short Film Goes Into Production UPDATE

Director Ron Howard and daughter/actress Bryce Dallas Howard have teamed up to jump on the user-generated content bandwagon with the new film contest for Canon, "Project Imaginat10n." A number of celebrity directors are getting involved in the project, including Eva Longoria, James Murphy, Georgina Chapman and Jamie Foxx, who recently starting shooting his short film in Brooklyn.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2013 2:50 PM
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Trailer Watch: Rubber Meets the Road in Ron Howard's 'Rush,' Starring Hemsworth and Bruhl as Formula 1 Rivals

The first trailer for Ron Howard's "Rush" has landed. Penned by Peter Morgan ("The Queen"), the film stars Avenger Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl ("Inglourious Basterds") as '70s Formula 1 racing stars and rivals, Brit playboy James Hunt and and Austrian Niki Lauda.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2013 1:44 PM
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Warner Bros. Wants Ron Howard 'In the Heart of the Sea' with Chris Hemsworth

Warner Bros. is fishing for Ron Howard to direct 19th century drama "In the Heart of the Sea," based on National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick's novel. Chris Hemsworth is already on board to star as a sailor on the Essex, the doomed sea vessel which inspired Herman Melville's "Moby Dick."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 24, 2013 1:17 PM
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Pace University Adds Guest Lecturers Katie Couric and Ron Howard for New Arts & Entertainment Business Program

Pace University, home of Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton," is launching a star-studded Arts and Entertainment Management program to its Lubin School of Business. Katie Couric, Ron Howard, Doug Herzog and a number of other high-profile media professionals will join the business school faculty as guest lecturers.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 26, 2012 6:08 PM
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Universal Picks 2013 Release Dates for Howard Racing Pic 'Rush,' Sci-Fi Epic 'Oblivion,' Del Toro's 'Mama'

Universal Pictures has solidified release dates on several 2013 openings including Ron Howard's latest, "Rush" (September 20), Guillermo del Toro thriller presentation "Mama" (January 18) and Tom Cruise sci-fi epic "Oblivion," which will move up from April 26 to April 19, 2013.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2012 6:41 PM
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AFM News: Howard Pumps Rush, Weinsteins Chase Song for Marion, Europa Shoots in New York

One of the signs of changing times is seeing an A-list director like Ron Howard pushing a project at the American Film Market. The co-head of Imagine Entertainment went to Santa Monica to push Rush, his Formula 1 racing film, with foreign buyers. Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s Exclusive Media Group (The Way Back) is co-producing and co-financing the picture with Brian Oliver’s Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine, Revolution Films and Working Title, which produced Formula 1 fan Eric Fellner’s racing doc Senna, which shows how cinematic this kind of movie can be. The film’s screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) is also a producer on Rush, along with Andrew Eaton. Universal Pictures will release the film, which is currently filming with stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds), stateside in 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 4, 2011 11:30 AM
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