It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Warren Beatty in a movie. A long minute as a matter of fact; 2001’s Town and Country was his last film role. This fall, Beatty is back in front of and behind the camera in Rules Don’t Apply, where he directs himself as Howard Hughes, Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the (obvious) synopsis: An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.
As you can see, this isn’t really the dramatized, Aviator-style look at the eccentric billionaire. There’s a bit more whimsy attached to the story, and his afflictions seem to be played for a bit more bittersweet comedy. And Beatty’s Hughes takes a backseat to a budding romance, anyway.
Warren Beatty is all in on Rules Don’t Apply, having both written and directed it as well. The cast is impressive, including his wife, Annette Bening, Lily Collins and Hail, Caesar!‘s breakout star Alden Ehrenreich as the two lovers, and Matthew Broderick, who’s been pretty absent from the screen himself recently. There’s also supporting turns from Martin Sheen, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Steve Coogan… I guess it’s good to be Warren Beatty and be everyone’s friend.
Rules Don’t Apply opens November 23.