Chris Hemsworth`s next a formula one based movie

London: `Thor` star Chris Hemsworth is set to play the legendary formula one driver James Hunt in the Ron Howard directed movie `Rush`.

The movie will follow the story of Hunt`s rivalry with fellow driver Niki Lauda over dominance of the sport. Hunt died in 1993 aged 46 after suffering a heart attack, reported Contactmusic.

The movie which is also being co-produced by Howard is based on a script by Peter Morgan and is reportedly to be distributed by Universal pictures.

The filming of the movie will be alongside Hemsworth commitment to `Thor`, as Disney have scheduled a sequel of the superhero story to be released in July 2013.

`Rush` is expected to start production early next year.

James Hunt won the World Driver`s Championship in 1976, before retiring in 1979.


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