Five years after collaborating on Frost/Nixon, director Ron Howard and writer Peter Morgan reunite for another astonishing true-life tale. Opening this weekend, Rush sees Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl going head-to-head as Formula 1 rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda, who pushed each other to the limits in the 1970s, culminating in one of the most horrifying accidents the sport has ever seen.
But this isn’t a film that always cuts to the chase. As thrilling as the race scenes are (perhaps, the best ever committed to film) the real pulse of the story comes from the psychological battles both men face, on and off the track.
Howard and Morgan recently talked to RadioTimes.com about the making of the film, which is surely on course for Oscar glory.
Rush is in cinemas from Friday 13 September