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Behind the scenes on Ron Howard’s Formula One movie ‘Rush’

09:45 03 May 2012

Various shots from the set of the new film

Various shots from the set of the new film 'Rush' by Ron Howard, from Snetterton Circuit, setup to look like the 1976 Japanese GP at Fuji. Photos by Jon Grainger via iwitness24

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Leading Hollywood director Ron Howard has been filming a new movie at Snetterton race track this week - and our iwitness24 users have been on the set.

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Howard has been in Norfolk directing racing scenes for the movie ‘Rush’ which centres on the 1976 Formula One season and the epic battle for the World Drivers’ Championship between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

And iwitness24 users Jon Grainger and Damon Bevan have shared some fantastic photos of the 1970s cars and Howard himself as he took time out from filming to chat with the watching crowd.

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2 comments

  • Daisy, I doubt Ron Howard will be losing sleep over the fact you won't be watching. He is probably about as interested in that fact as the rest of us...

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    merrydancer

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • Hmm. The racing geeks are frothing about taking liberties with the techy stuff, but really, the very mundane Chris Hemsworth as the decidely not boring and completely charismatic Hunt-well I won't be bothering to catch the movie!

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    Daisy Roots

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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