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Film maker Ron Howard entertains fans at The Austin Starting Grid Luncheon
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Hollywood legend and two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard delighted a capacity crowd in the Austin (Texas) Hilton Ballroom by previewing a five-minute clip of his much-anticipated Formula One film Rush, due in theaters on Sept. 20th, 2013. The script was written by Peter Morgan, who collaborated with Howard on A Beautiful Mind.

Howard shared the behind-the-scenes story of his new epic-action drama, Rush. The film, set for release in September 2013, tells the real-life story of Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the racetrack epitomized the contrast between two extraordinary characters, a distinction also reflected in their personal lives.

Ron Howard, Mayor Leffingwell and Bobby Epstein
Howard shared a four-minute video vignette with guests attending the official kick-off luncheon for the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for Nov. 16-18 at Circuit of The Americas. The esteemed film maker, who spent many months working to recreate Formula 1 racing as it was experienced during the sexy, glamorous 1970s, explained how immersing himself in F1’s history and culture turned him into a fan of the world’s most prestigious motorsport.

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