It’ s hard to believe it’s 18 years since he was the ‘ghetto superstar’ In Bulworth, now Warren Beatty returns as director and starring in Rule Don’t Apply.Beatty stars as all round entrepreneur Business tycoon Howard Hughes in a story of young forbidden love during the Golden Age of Film.
20th Century Fox pictures have sent us UK trailer, check it out…
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) whom 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’ behaviour 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.
Watching the trailer tone wise it’s not what I was expecting. Many where expecting a more Woody Allen style comedy drama which it is but it has a big slice of Coen Brothers ala Hail! Caesar. It’s Oscar bait with ensembled cast to back that with a lot of charm whilst been eccentric.Anything with a religious premise can be a little sensitive to some people however this looks a profound love story which Academy adore.
The Film features a stellar cast which 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 doesn’t have an UK&Irish release date yet, with USA release 11th November. Don’t be surprised if we share same date or released a few weeks later.