Warren Beatty is returning to the big-screen after an almost fifteen-year hiatus with ‘Rules Don’t Apply,’ a film that he wrote and directed. Starring a wide-array of top Hollywood talent, the film will hit theaters this Fall. The story follows an aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) as they struggle with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty). The film takes place in Hollywood in 1958, Collins plays a small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin named Marla Mabrey. She is under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), and she arrives in Los Angeles to begin her new career.
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.
The film stars Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen.
Warren Beatty directed the film, he also wrote the screenplay. Beatty also created the original story, co-writing it with Bo Goldman. Beatty, Arnon Milchan, Brett Ratner, James Packer, Steve Bing, Ron Burkle, Frank Giustra, Steve Mnuchin, Sybil Robson Orr, Terry Semel, Jeffrey Soros, William D. Johnson, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson and Jonathan McCoy served as producers on the film.
Rules Don’t Apply will hit theaters on November 23, 2016.