Frost/Nixon director Ron Howard is in negotiations to make a new Formula 1 biopic called Rush, it has emerged.
The former Happy Days star would reunite with screenwriter Peter Morgan to produce a film based on three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda.
Lauda was badly injured in a crash in 1976 but continued his rivalry with British driver James Hunt just six weeks later, despite suffering severe facial burns.
Howard is attached to direct an adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower but will most likely produce Rush first, due to budget concerns over the King adaptation.
Rush remains in the early stages of development, but the critical and commercial success of recent documentary Senna means it would be likely to find a keen audience.