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Rush, the latest Formula 1 film in the works, will hit cinemas worldwide in September 2013, the film’s distributors have announced. The movie has also launched its official website, which will give fans plenty of information as the release date draws near.

Produced by Universal Pictures and directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, Rush charts the 1976 World Championship battle between James Hunt (played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).

The film – shot in a host of locations in Austria, Germany and the UK – will showcase on of F1’s most memorable seasons, which culminated in a nail-biting climax at the season-ending Japanese Grand Prix.

Runaway points leader Lauda looked set to defend the 1975 title he won with Ferrari, only to suffer life-threatening burns in a sickening crash at the German Grand Prix. His absence from the following races allowed Hunt to bring his McLaren right back into the championship chase, leaving the pair to go down to the wire at the Fuji circuit.

Fans can also follow the film’s build-up via the film’s official Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.