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Hollywood Film About Lauda Called 'Rush' - Report

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By: GMM

A Hollywood movie about Niki Lauda will be called 'Rush'.

Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda

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We reported in April that British script writer Peter Morgan, best known for The Queen and Frost/Nixon, was working on a screenplay to immortalise F1's 1976 season.

35 years ago, Austrian great Lauda almost burned to death in a fiery crash but returned six weeks later to battle James Hunt for the title.

It was recently believed that Bourne Ultimatum and Green Zone director Paul Greengrass would direct Rush, but the LA Times quotes a source as saying The Da Vinci Code's Ron Howard is now being touted to lead the project.

The film, having gained the financial backing for the project, "aims to shoot this year in Europe", added the report.

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