has released a first batch of on-set images, featuring
star Chris Hemsworth as English racing driver James Hunt.
Having trimmed his flowing locks to a louche, shoulder-length cut, Hemsworth looks every inch the dapper English playboy in this ’70s set racing drama directed by Ron Howard.
Hemsworth will be going toe to toe with Daniel Brühl, who plays Austrian F1 legend Niki Lauda. The two shared an intense rivalry throughout the decade, which is what the movie will devote its attentions to.
Producer Brian Oliver recently told
that the film will feature some experimental camera mounts to capture the frenetic race sequences, with the two drivers involved in some hair-raising collisions over the years. If nothing else, there should be some spectacular action on display...
Co-starring Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer,
is expected to open at some point in 2013, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.