While summer movies zip by, Ron Howard's Rush is just idling its engine, occasionally hitting the gas in neutral just to get a rise out of moviegoers.
The latest engine noise emanating from Rush is an addition to its roster of posters, with two new international numbers pairing Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl.
They both represent an upgrade for Bruhl, best known to American actors as the initially boyish and eventually sinister all-star German sniper in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Bruhl was left off of the first and so far only domestic Rush poster, which instead focused solely on Hemsworth's handsome Australian face. Hemsworth's much more familiar to folks Stateside, since he starred as Thor in Thor and The Avengers, as well as this November's sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
Based on a true story set within the high-octane world of Formula 1 racing, Rush chronicles the real life friendship and rivalry between racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, particularly the 1976 season, in which the hard-living, passionate Hunt went up against straightlaced, technically-minded Lauda just weeks after the latter endured a traumatic racetrack accident. That accident, by the way, was arguably Hunt's fault.