The final trailer for Warren Beatty‘s “Rules Don’t Apply” was released today. The new footage includes a better look at Alec Baldwin’s role, as well as more of the meat and potatoes of the plot.
Beatty’s film vehicle, which he stars in as billionaire Howard Hughes, has an awards season release date of Nov. 23. It is also set to open the AFI Fest on Nov. 10.
The film is the first time back in the director’s chair for Beatty since 1998’s “Bulworth,” and it is his first time in front of the camera since 2001’s “Town & Country.” Beatty also wrote and produced the film, which he stars in as Hughes.
The film also features an all-star cast. Screen veterans Ed Harris, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Steve Coogan and Annette Bening act alongside Beatty. Up-and-coming stars Lily Collins (“Mirror, Mirror”), Haley Bennett (“Hardcore Henry”) and Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!” and the upcoming Han Solo spinoff) star in the film as well.
Per IMDB, the film is an “unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.”
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, Beatty explains that, despite earlier reports, the film is not a Hughes biopic. According to the interview, the film is actually more of “a romance between two younger Tinseltown characters [Collins and Ehrenreich] with Hughes looming ever-present in the background.”
According to Beatty, the project has been several years in the works. He said of the long gestating project, “I’ve had the idea of making a movie about Howard Hughes in mind for a long time. We never met, but I sometimes feel like I knew everybody who knew Howard and I never lost my curiosity about him. It’s just that I don’t run around doing movies all the time.”