Formula One drivers among stars at Rush premiere

Daniel Bruhl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde at the premiere of the film Rush. Credit: PA

Chris Hemsworth has likened playing Formula One champion James Hunt in Rush to playing superhero Thor.

The Australian heartthrob was joined in London's Leicester Square by co-stars Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Mari Lara and director Ron Howard for the premiere of the gripping real-life drama about two rival 1970s racing drivers .

Formula One drivers Sergio Perez and Jenson Button at the film's premiere. Credit: PA

"I guess, playing a real-life character, there's a huge responsibility and weight on your shoulders to do that person justice and memory of that person," he said.

Rush director Ron Howard signs autographs outside the London premiere. Credit: PA

The film hits cinemas on September 27th.