Ron Howard gives Twitter all access to "Rush"

As director Ron Howard scouts and shoots "Rush," the Peter Morgan-scripted film on '70s Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda and rival James Hunt, he's given his Twitter followers a rare running photo commentary of a Hollywood director in action.

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  1. There's few better ways to grab attention than by posting shots of the classic F1 race cars "Rush" will use, like the Tyrrell:
  2. Instead of relying on computer graphics, Howard appears intent on recreating races with as much authenticity as possible -- from the tracks to the cars, a process that requires far more work on the ground.
  3. It's not just on-track shots -- "Rush" will delve into a wild period in racing, where F1 drivers doubled as global superstars. That requires all sorts of period work:
  4. And in true Twitter addict fashion, Howard doesn't stop sharing even in his off hours, such as when the crew threw him a birthday party:
  5. "Rush," starring Chris Helmsworth and Daniel Brühl, should be released next year; since filming's only been underway for a few days, Howard still has much to tweet.