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New images of Chris Hemsworth in Rush

The first official images of Chris Hemsworth as Formula 1 champion James Hunt have shown up online.

Only pap shots or behind-the-scenes snaps from Ron Howard’s racing biopic have been released thus far, so it’s nice to see some stills on the film’s official website .

One image sees the Hems cutting an impressive figure in his race suit, flanked by a bevy of young admirers while Daniel Brühl’s Niki Lauda looks on indignantly from the sidelines. Rivalry, much?

Another shot sees Lauda glare menacingly at Hunt (again!) as the helmeted pair sit on the start line. Plus a shot of a race car speeding by hints at the frantic track-based action, while the last sees Howard directing Brühl (probably giving him some advice on that menacing stare).

Check out the Rush images below:



Rush is set in 1976, and co-stars Olivia Wilde and The Tudors ’ Natalie Dormer. It’s expected to open in 2013. Following this brace of images, we’re expecting a trailer sooner rather than later.

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