Wednesday, July 13, 2011

RUSH (Cast News)


Since the release of Thor, Chris Hemsworth seems to be getting considered for every film that goes into production. But this time it looks likely that the Thor Star will climb behind the wheel of the Formula 1 biopic Rush, Deadline reports.

Hemsworth, would play English racer James Hunt in the film, which is still in negotiations to be helmed by Ron Howard. The script arrives from Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) and deals with Hunt's rivalry with Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda and the August 1, 1976 accident that left Lauda near death when his Ferrari swerved off the track, allowing Hunt to win the race.

Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor for next year's The Avengers and 2013's Thor 2. He is also set to star opposite Kristen Stewart in the first film of a planned trilogy, Snow White and the Huntsman.

Deadline suggests that, if the deals on Rush go through, the project would begin shooting early next year.

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