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.
Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay for Rush, which started production earlier this month. Rush is based on the true story of Formula 1 racing legend Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), and his famed rivalrly with James Hunt.