“Inglourious Basterds” actor Daniel Bruhl is being eyed for the lead role of Niki Lauda in the Ron Howard-directed biopic “Rush” reports The Playlist.
The story follows Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda in a film about his rivalry with fellow racer James Hunt. Lauda barely survived a fiery crash during a 1976 race, and still came back a mere six weeks later to race Hunt.
“Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth is set to play Hunt. Shooting kicks off in Germany and the UK later in the year.