Alexandra Maria Lara will join Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl in director Ron Howard's Formula One biopic Rush.

Rush recounts British racecar driver James Hunt's (Chris Hemsworth ) 1970s rivalry with Australian racer Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).

Peter Morgan penned the screenplay, which Ron Howard will produce alongside longtime partner Brian Grazer for Imagine.

Ron Howard is directing Rush while he continues to seek a distributor and financer for The Dark Tower.