parties
parties

Racing Biopic 'Rush' Premieres in New York

The screening, held at the Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, drew the likes of Dan Stevens, Sami Gayle, Oliver Platt, Courtney Love, Jeff Gordon and Margarita Levieva.

By
View Slideshow

FASTER, FASTER: Attendees at Wednesday night’s premiere of the racing biopic “Rush” sure got their adrenaline fix.

Directed by Ron Howard, the film follows the heated rivalry between Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt — played by the hunky Chris Hemsworth — and Niki Lauda, played by a mustached Daniel Brühl. The film’s leading lady Olivia Wilde skipped the Cinema Society-hosted screening.

After getting snapped by photographers, Hemsworth described the surge he got behind the wheel of a Ferrari during shooting. “I think most of us enjoy some form of adrenaline just because it snaps you into the moment and forces you to pay attention,” the actor said. “You stop thinking about tomorrow or yesterday. It’s the sort of immediacy with that kind of fear that makes it thrilling.”

Brühl did his fair share of prepping for the perilous driving stunts. “It’s fun to test your limits,” he said. “I did a couple Formula 3 courses and some lower division of Formula 1 courses.”

The screening, held at the Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, drew the likes of Dan Stevens, Sami Gayle, Oliver Platt, Courtney Love, Jeff Gordon and Margarita Levieva. After the screening, starlets migrated over to the Hotel Americano for the after party where they sipped on D’Usse cocktails aptly named Lauda’s Libation and The Formula.

View Slideshow
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

LatestPublications
getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false