Alexandra Maria Lara Joins Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’

Alexandra Maria LaraIt’s a good thing that Ron Howard‘s Rush is adding a major female role: something about an antagonistic rivalry between two Formula 1 race car drivers was just a little testosterone-heavy. Chris Hemsworth (star of the ever-growing Thor dynasty), and Daniel Brühl (The Bourne Ultimatum, Inglourious Basterds) will play the main duo: real-life drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, respectively. Joining the cast is Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader, Miracle at St. Anna); projections seem to be that Lara will take the love interest role, presumably for Brühl’s character.

Howard’s film, from a script by Peter Morgan (the pair previously collaborated on Frost/Nixon), will begin shooting once the Hemsworth-starring Snow White and the Huntsman is completed. This will be Howard’s first project since the collapse of The Dark Tower.

Although the general race car driver premise is a bit of a niche interest, the team on board offers a good amount of mass appeal. Few people can say they haven’t liked something Howard has done—he’s like everyone’s famous uncle. Hemsworth is unavoidable, Brühl is a class-act, and now that Lara is on board, we’ve got a woman. So, that’s pretty nice.

Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.