Almost three years ago, we reported that Warren Beatty was planning to direct his first movie since 1998′s Bulworth. Initial reports said that the film might be a comedy about an elderly Howard Hughes (played by Beatty) having an affair with a younger woman. At the time, Beatty’s prospects for the cast included Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Shia Labeouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood, Rooney Mara, and wife Annette Bening. However, word on the film went silent, and it looked like it had slipped into development hell.
But now it looks like Beatty has the budget ($26.7 million) and the cast to make the project a reality, and shooting is already underway. Hit the jump for more.