Not every actor can take fifteen years away and come back like he never left. Fortunately for Warren Beatty his legendary status allows him to do just that. His Howard Hughes film Rules Don't Apply is his first in that stretch of time, and with the star-studded film on the way next month the final trailer has arrived.
Directed by and starring Beatty as the reclusive, eccentric Hughes, the film stars Lily Collins as a contract actress who finds her faith tested and career jeopardized her love for her driver, played by Alden Ehrenreich. Kind of an oddball premise, but with a cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Oliver Platt, and Martin Sheen it should be fun. Here's the synopsis:
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.
Rules Don't Apply opens November 23rd.