10/04/2011 05:04 pm ET | Updated Dec 04, 2011

Olivia Wilde Cast In 'Rush': Ron Howard's Formula One Drama

While she may be down in the dumps today, Olivia Wilde is not letting love get her down.

According to Deadline, the "Cowboys and Aliens" actress will be playing the coveted role of 1970s supermodel Suzy Miller in "Rush."

From Ron Howard, the drama chronicles the feud between Formula One drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth)

The backstory's interesting, too; Wilde's character, Miller, fell in love with and married Hunt. But soon after, she fell in love with his friend, Richard Burton. Eventually, Burton and Miller married, only after he paid the $1 million divorce settlement.

The word is Russell Crowe is slotted to play the role of Burton in the film.