Actress Olivia Wilde has joined the cast of Rush for Cross Creek Pictures and director Ron Howard.
Olivia Wilde will play Suzy Miller, a supermodel in the 1970s who fell in love with and married Formula 1 racer James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). However, after they tied the knot, Miller fell in love with actor Richard Burton, who was friends with Hunt. Richard Burton even paid the $1 million divorce settlement that Hunt owed Miller, and Richard Burton and Miller were married shortly thereafter.
Ron Howard is reportedly hoping actor Russell Crowe will portray Richard Burton in Rush, although it is said to be a small role. Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay for Rush, which started production this month. Rush is based on the true story of Formula 1 racing legend Niki Lauda and his famed rivalrly with James Hunt.
Rush comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde. The film is directed by Ron Howard.