Warren Beatty Stars As Howard Hughes In First Trailer For ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Howard Hughes was one eccentric personality. The business tycoon was an entrepreneur, filmmaker, aviator, inventor and many more things. Hughes’ life as a whole has many interesting stories to tell which filmmakers constantly search for. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio had teamed up for The Aviator in 2004, Christopher Nolan had penned a script on Hughes’ which he claimed was his best (sadly the film never materialised because of The Aviator being released round the same time. Nolan wanted to cast Jim Carry as Hughes), and now it is Warren Beatty‘s chance to take a shot at the eccentric tycoon.

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Rules Don’t Apply. The film deals with the playboy Hughes and his two employees who are in love with each other but cannot move forward thanks to the contracts they signed with their employer. Alden Ehrenreich (the young Hans Solo) is Frank, the driver for the eccentric billionaire who falls in love with a young beauty queen Marla (Lily Collins). But their sweet little love story is interrupted when the man himself, Howard Hughes (Beatty) proposes to marry Marla and she agrees. Will she and Frank get back together or is it all over for the young man?

The trailer has very strong rom-com vibes to it which is probably indicative of the tone of the film. There are genuine moments between Collins and Ehrenreich and they certainly have some chemistry between them. Also be on a look out for Ehrenreich as it seems he may be the next big thing in Hollywood.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Video Courtesy : 20th Century Fox via YouTube

 Rules Don’t Apply is helmed by Warren Beatty who returns back to the director’s chair for a major motion picture after 1998’s Bulworth. The very extensive cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen.

Rules Don’t Apply opens in theatres on November 23, 2016.

Read the official synopsis for the film below:

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

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.