When Peter Morgan wrote Rush he didn't include any motor racing in the screenplay as he assumed that, even if the film was ever made, it would not be backed with a budget large enough to afford F1 cars. Morgan should have shown a little more faith in his creation.
Rush took over £2m on its opening weekend, climbed to the top of the UK box office charts on its second week in cinemas, and audiences have scored it 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3 on IMDb. Even Niki Lauda approved. "When I saw it the first time, I was impressed," said the driver whose rivalry with James Hunt is captured onscreen. "It was very accurate. There were no Hollywood changes. I wish James had been here to see the movie. It would have been the best.