One of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was director Ron Howard’s Rush. Based on true events, the film takes place in the world of Formula One racing, and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) leading up to their intense competition in 1976. Rush also stars Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara.
While at TIFF, I landed a video interview with Brühl. He talked about what it’s like being at the festival with two movies (Rush and The Fifth Estate), how much he knew about the story, meeting Lauda for the first time, what his friends and family thought when he got cast, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
- What is it like for him to be at TIFF with two big movies
- How much did he know about the story
- Talks about talking and meeting Niki for the first time
- What did his friends and family think when he said he’d be doing the role
- Talks about his Tapas restaurant in Berlin