Well this is big. We knew that Warren Beaty had quietly returned to the director’s chair on a Howard Hughes-centric drama last year, but word has been almost silent on the film since then. Today, however, our first look at Rules Don’t Apply has arrived as the movie is finally slated for release this November. This marks Beatty’s first directorial feature since 1997’s Bulworth so it’s kind of a big deal, not to mention the fact that the film’s star is none other than Alden Ehrenreich, our new Han Solo.
The “unconventional love story” takes place in 1958 and revolves around the relationship between Lily Collins’ religiously devout actress and Ehrenreich’s equally conservative driver, both of whom are in the employ of eccentric visionary Howard Hughes. Beatty wrote, produced, directed, and stars in the film himself as Hughes, and conflict arises when Hughes forbids entanglements between the employees.
We spoke with Collins last January about the project, and she told us that the film is “about the perils and trials and tribulations” of 1950s Hollywood, adding that very few people were even allowed to read the script. With Beatty behind the camera and a supporting cast that includes Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, and Steve Coogan, there’s a lot to be excited about.
Hopefully this means a trailer is coming soon, but for now take a look at the very first images from the 20th Century Fox drama below, courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Rules Don’t Apply opens in theaters on November 11th.