For quite some time now, Hollywood actor and frequent director Warren Beatty (
Dick Tracy) has been out of the limelight as a star performer, despite spending the larger course of his career under the intense spotlight of fame and world-wide recognition. Not since his 1998 political comedy Bulworth has Beatty starred in or directed a major motion picture event. However, his absence will finally be ended with the theatrical release of his latest romantic comedy, Rules Don’t Apply.
Centering around a pair of would be lovers – including one Baptist beauty queen and aspiring actress from Virginia played by Lily Collins (The Blind Side), and one ambitious businessman and devout Methodist played by Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) – whose affections for one another are denied by the rules put in place by their Hollywood boss Howard Hughes (Beatty), Rules Don’t Apply is primed to be another awards season contender. On that note, the latest official trailer for the new film has just been released online.
In the footage featured above, distributor 20th Century Fox gives viewers their first look at Beatty’s romantic-comedy take on the historical character of the American entrepreneur, acclaimed filmmaker, and world-renowned aviator Howard Hughes. Forced to remain apart according to Hughes’ strict rules barring any romantic relationships to develop between his employees and their clients, Collins and Ehrenreich are all set to play the parts of star-crossed lovers in what appears to be an emotionally charged, Hollywood melodrama.
You can also check out the poster for Rules Don’t Apply, below:
Unlike director Martin Scorsese’s more dramatically fueled take on Howard Hughes in his Oscar-winning 2004 film The Aviator, Beatty appears to be much more comfortable within the realm of a standard studio comedy than a hard-hitting bio-drama. With Collins and Ehrenreich playing two sympathetic young lovers, Beatty might just have a crowd pleasing success on his hands – and one that might win him some recognition over the course of awards season early next year.
There isn’t much to distinguish Rules Don’t Apply from any other romantic comedy of its same kind and make, though the inclusion of Beatty behind the scenes and in front of the camera should draw some attention to the movie when it sees theatrical release later this fall. The Aviator may still remain the preferred Hollywood movie about the life of Howard Hughes, but Beatty’s new movie might yet be able to make the famous historical figure approachable in a different way.
Rules Don’t Apply will see theatrical release in the U.S. on November 23, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox