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P34 to be a Hollywood Star

Written by Jay Walker on 26 March 2012. Posted in P34 News

rush p34 1As some of you may know, there is a new film in production called RUSH. The film will chronicle the close rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1976 F1 season. The film is being directed by Ron Howard who has directed past projects such as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Frost Nixon and A Beautiful Mind for which he won an Academy Award for best Director. So I think it fair to say the film is in very safe hands. 

The script has been written by Peter Morgan and will star the actors Chris Hemsworth playing the role of James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda. I'm sure all F1 petrol heads are going to love this film but for me the real start of the movie are going to be the two 1976 P34's.

Yep you read right, two 1976 Tyrrell Six Wheelers togther for the first time in 35 years. Filming for the movie started in February 2012, the producers built a 1976 recreation of a pit complex at a disused airport near fleet complete with grandstands populated with dummies !

rush p34 2The film stars the 1976 Depailler Chassis P34/2 which has been fully restored in the last few years and the Martin Stretton 1977 car chassis P34/6 dressed up in a 1976 body shell.

We have exclusively obtained some great pictures of the two cars in action during filming, as if that wasn't enough we've also obtained some video of a real take during in the filming of a pivotal pit stop where Niki Lauda was delayed due to a car pulling into the wrong pit box gifting Hunt an advantage.

You can check out the exclusive pictures in our gallery here.
The video clip can be viewed here

We'll do our best to keep all P34 fans up to date on this exciting project over the coming months.

Many many thanks goes to our latest Forum member alias P34insider for obtaining these great shots and video.

Enjoy
Jay 

 


Posted: 3 years 7 months ago by Andy W #143
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So Rush hits ASDA on the 27th on this month :woohoo:
Posted: 3 years 8 months ago by Andy W #142
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Never got to see Rush just to busy. Will have to get it on DVD when it comes out.
Posted: 4 years 2 months ago by Andy W #126
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Ron Howard on BBC2 tonight talking about "Rush"

14-7-2013
Posted: 4 years 2 months ago by Andy W #123
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Will deffo be going to see this on the big screen. Also see what goodies are on offer ie posters bunting etc cant wait for it to come. :-)
Posted: 4 years 2 months ago by jay #121
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This fim looks like its going to be great, check out the official website here :-

www.rushmovie.com/

Would be nice for anybody who sees the film to post a mini review
Posted: 4 years 7 months ago by Andy W #73
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Any Updates on this film ???????