Los Angeles, CA (November 9th, 2011) – With the American Film Market drawing to a close, Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”) has confirmed a number of key sales in major markets for one of the hottest titles of Fall market – the Ron Howard directed epic, RUSH. Alex Walton, President of Exclusive Films International has completed all rights deals with StudioCanal (formerly Optimum) for the UK, Alliance Films for Canada, Aurum for Spain, Universum/RTL for Germany, E1 for Australia and New Zealand, MisLabel for Scandinavia, and Independent in Benelux. Additionally, Exclusive has completed deals in most of the rest of the world. Universal Pictures is releasing the film in the US in 2012.
Set against the golden age of Formula 1 racing, RUSH portrays the fast-paced, action-packed and exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the sport has ever witnessed – James Hunt versus Niki Lauda and their illustrious Formula 1 racing teams, McLaren versus Ferrari. Principal photography will begin on RUSH in the UK and Germany in February 2012. The film will be shot in and around two legendary Formula 1 tracks in Silverstone and Nürburgring.