Olivia Wilde and Russell Crowe to join Ron Howard's Rush
Posted by: Zack Bruce
We’re seeing a lot more of Russell Crowe here and there. He’s become the next actor we talk about at least eight times in one week. The actor did take a small break after THE NEXT THREE DAYS but quickly moved on to other projects like MAN OF STEEL in which he plays Jor-El.
It looks like Crowe has another job playing the object of Olivia Wilde’s affection in Ron Howard’s racing drama, RUSH. She will be playing model Suzy Miller and Crowe will take the role of Richard Burton. His role is not significant in the film. It’s actually more of a cameo.
The story that centers on Austrian Niki Lauda’s (Daniel Brühl) rivalry with English racer James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). In 1976, Lauda nearly died when his Ferrari swerved off the track in only the second lap of the German Grand Prix and crashed, causing him to lapse into a coma and lose his right ear. Hunt ended up winning the race. Bittersweet, I say. Six weeks later, Lauda was back behind the wheel chasing Hunt at the Italian Grand Prix and competed with him in the Canadian and U.S. Grand Prix. Hunt eventually got enough points to take the World Driver’s Championship title away from Lauda.
Miller was married to Hunt until she met Burton. That guy really had a hard time.