The notorious perfectionist (and Oscar-winning icon) Warren Beatty, after years (even decades) of development, is ready to unleash his Howard Hughes biopic at long last.
But as the first trailer for Rules Don’t Apply shows, Hughes (and Beatty) may be the supporting character in his own movie.
Instead, this looks to be a glamorous late 50s Hollywood romance between two young religiously devout people who get caught up in Hughes’ bizarre personal world. It stars Lily Collins, best known for playing Snow White in Julia Roberts‘ Mirror Mirror, and Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) who was recently cast as the lead smuggler scoundrel in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Young Han Solo movie.
Written and Directed by Warren Beatty, the multi-hyphenate legend is essentially a third lead in this all-star cast that includes Mrs. Beatty Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Paul Sorvino, and Martin Sheen.
Along with the trailer, here is the film’s synopsis and image gallery.
Rules Don’t Apply opens this Thanksgiving – November 23, 2016.
- An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.