"The trauma of 1976 is visible the minute you meet Niki," says 'Rush' screenwriter Peter Morgan.
EXCLUSIVE FEATURETTE - WATCH ABOVE: The real Niki Lauda ponders the challenge of being portrayed on screen by Daniel Bruhl
Daniel Bruhl plays Niki Lauda on screen
The film concentrates on the legendary 1976 year of Formula One, when Hunt and Lauda were both within points of winning the championship, Lauda was so severely injured in a crash that he was given the last rites in hospital, and yet dug into extraordinary levels of resolve and competitiveness to return for the end of the season.
The real Niki Lauda was a consultant on the film
Rush is in UK cinemas from Friday 13 September. Watch the trailer below...
Suggested For You
HuffPost Entertainment is your one-stop shop for celebrity news, hilarious late-night bits, industry and awards coverage and more — sent right to your inbox six days a week. Learn more