Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Gets a Trailer and Poster
After months of secrecy around his project, Warren Beatty’s first film in 18 years now has a name, a studio, a poster and a trailer. It has a much looser, comedic vibe to it and feels a bit like Trumbo 2.0 with a star-studded cast that includes Beatty’s wife, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening plus Emmy winners Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen.
[box type=”shadow” align=”alignleft” class=”” width=””]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.[/box]
Rules Don’t Apply was written, produced and directed by Beatty and will be released by 20th Century Fox on November 23rd. It also stars Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan, Haley Bennett, Dabney Coleman, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Paul Sorvino and Oliver Platt.