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Olivia Wilde Gets in the Fast Lane For 'Rush'

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Olivia Wilde has built much of her mystique on the premise that nothing fuels desire like the unattainable – particularly when the something in question is an attractive married woman.

Deadline reports that the recently divorced actress has landed a part that plays on just that theme, beating out a long line of hopefuls for the role of '70s supermodel Suzy Miller in Ron Howard's 'Rush.'

The movie tells the story of the intensely competitive relationship between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, as well as Hunt's equally complex, yet far more scandalous relationship with Miller.

The model ended her marriage to Hunt after only 14 months when she found herself, like so many other women at the time, getting a lady boner for her husband's close friend, actor Richard Burton. Of course, allegations that Hunt had bedded an impressive 5,000 women, many of them during his marriage, didn't exactly help his cause.

"Inglourious Basterds" star Daniel Bruhl has signed on to play Lauda opposite Wilde and Chris Hemsworth, who will play Britain's racecar-driving answer to Wilt Chamberlain. While the role of Burton is still unconfirmed at this point, rumor has it that Howard is trying to land Russell Crowe for the part.  Filming began last month at German's Nurburgring Race Track.

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