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MSV circuits help provide the ultimate Rush for moviegoers

Tuesday, April 16 2013

The official trailer for the forthcoming motor racing film Rush has been released and features footage shot at MSV's circuits last year. The movie, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan, both of whom collaborated on acclaimed production Frost/Nixon, is set to be released in September.

Rush follows the famous rivalry between World Champions James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the turbulent 1976 season, which has gone down in history as one of the sport's most dramatic. One of the key moments of that year was the British Grand Prix, held at Brands Hatch, in which the pair clashed at the start, leading to Hunt initially being excluded from the restart. After a crowd protest, the Englishman returned to the grid, and eventually won in front of his home fans, but was disqualified weeks later.

Much of the filming for Rush took place at the Kent circuit, whilst race fans were invited to both Brands Hatch and Snetterton to become extras in scenes, with the circuits doubling for various venues on the 1976 calendar. MSV's Cadwell Park circuit was also used by Howard and keen fans are sure to be looking out for their favourite tracks this September when the film is released!

Howard is no stranger to movies based on historical events. Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and Frost/Nixon are all based on true stories. Scriptwriter Peter Morgan has an even bigger pedigree, with credits for The Queen, The Last King of Scotland and sports film The Damned United in addition to Frost/Nixon.

The trailer for Rush, and further information on the film, which is due for general release on 20 September, can be viewed by clicking here.