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You may remember Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator from a decade ago (feeling old), but at the time there were many rumoured Hughes biopics making the rounds, one of which was to be a labour of love from Warren Beatty. In fact, Beatty has been working on his own biopic for the last two decades. Beatty has received funding towards the $26.7 million budget via two billionaires Ron Burkle and Steve Bing, with support from New Regency and RatPac Entertainment.
Beatty is set to star as Hughes while also directing, but the focus of the film will be on Hughes’ assistant and their lover, played by Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins respectively. Beatty hasn’t appeared in a film since 2001′s Town & COUNTRYand hasn’t directed since 1998′s Bulworth. But then again, Beatty’s never overloaded himself with work.
The upcoming biopic has already shot some footage, but »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Howard Hughes seems to be excellent fodder for cinema, and not just because of his involvement in the medium. He was the subject of Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, the template for a James Bond villain (in Diamonds are Forever), and has been referenced in The Simpsons. Now, the iconic billionaire recluse will be played by another icon of sorts, as Warren Beatty finally gets things underway for his long-gestating Howard Hughes film.
Beatty still plans to take on the part of the influential icon, in a film directed by himself, but Hughes is not the focus of the film; that honor goes to Alden Ehrenreich, playing Hughes’s young assistant who falls for a young woman (Lily Collins) who may or may not also be falling for Hughes. Collins replaces Felicity Jones, the actress long attached to the project who has since dropped out. The rest of the cast »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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. According to Deadline, Beatty will still play Hughes, but the focus of the film will be the love story between Hughes assistant (played by Beautiful Creatures' Alden Ehrenreich) and a young woman (played by »
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4 items from 2014
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