When it came to Ron Howard’s film “Rush,” Hemsworth wasn’t taking any chances or wasting any time—so he put himself on tape.
Oscar-nominated for his screenplays for “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon,” writer-producer Peter Morgan tells another true story with “Rush,” examining the 1976 Formula One racing rivalry between England’s James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austria’s Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).
Bruhl has two hotly-anticipated movies at the Toronto Film Festival, both portraying real people. In "The Fifth Estate," he stars opposite Benedict Cumberbatch; in Ron Howard's "Rush," he plays race car driver Niki Lauda, a performance that is already earning Oscar buzz.
Chris Hemsworth graces our cover this week, and he chats with Backstage about his role in the new Ron Howard film "Rush," in theaters Sept. 27.