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.
Welsh heartthrob Tom Ellis—best known in the U.K. for “Miranda” and “EastEnders”—is about to make new fans stateside as the titular hard-partying, high-priced, morally conflicted doctor on USA’s new drama, created by Jonathan Levine.
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.
'Rush' and 'Gravity' both had their Toronto premieres Sunday night—and both screenings featured special guests. Also, we spoke to director Alfonso Cuaron at the after party about his favorite movie.
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.