After getting his swerve on as a huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman, but before reaching for his hammer for the Thor sequel, Chris Hemsworth will be lining up for Rush, a Ron Howard-directed biopic of 1970’s Formula One driver Niki Lauda.
The plan is for Howard and Hemsworth to get moving on this one early next year, seeing as how the Dark Tower project doesn’t really seem to be an obstacle to avoid in the near future. Thor 2 is set for July of 2013, so expect Hemsworth to move straight to that after completing Rush.
Rush focuses on the racing career of Niki Lauda, specifically his racing career and rivalry with British racer James Hunt. No others have been cast yet, but if Hemsworth is playing a guy named “Niki Lauda,” let’s just all assume that Alex Pettyfer is playing the other dude.