“Thor” hunk Chris Hemsworth is in talks to star in the Ron Howard-directed racing drama “Rush” for Cross Creek Pictures says Vulture.
The story follows Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda in a film about his rivalry with fellow racer James Hunt (Hemsworth). Lauda barely survived a fiery crash during a 1976 race, and still came back a mere six weeks later to race Hunt.
Howard will apparently direct the film from a screenplay by Peter Morgan, though neither he or Hemsworth is locked as yet. The film will likely be distributed through Universal.