By Jason Abdow

7/16/2016

The trailer for Warren Beatty’s long-awaited comeback film has been released,
and it appears to be filled with energy not usually seen by older directors. The film, titled “Rules Don’t Apply,has long been in development hell. Outside of a TV special in 2010, this is Beatty’s first performance since 2001’s “Town and Country” and his first time directing since 1998’s “Bulworth.

Beatty’s role seems to be a supporting, but still attention grabbing, as he plays the late director Howard Hughes who was notorious for his odd tendencies. The movie really seems to revolve around Lily Collins’ character Marla Mabrey, a religious aspiring actress who works for Hughes and attempts to keep her innocence while working in Hollywood. Alden Ehrenreich also appears to have a good role as Hughes’ driver Frank Forbes, who begins to get in a love triangle with Marla and his fiancé (Taissa Farmiga).

Outside of this, Beatty has assembled a large cast that do not receive as much screen time in the trailer. Matthew Broderick, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, and Oliver Platt all have roles here. The film is set to be released on November 11 of this year, making it a possible contender for awards season.