Magazine article Screen International

'Rules Don’t Apply' to Open AFI FEST

Magazine article Screen International

'Rules Don’t Apply' to Open AFI FEST

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New Regency and 20th Century Fox's Rules Don't Apply marks Beatty's first directorial effort in nearly 20 years since Bulworth in 1998.

The story takes place in 1958 Hollywood and stars Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich as an aspiring actress and her ambitious driver who fall for each other as they attempt to navigate the world of their eccentric billionaire employer, Hughes.

Beatty plays the billionaire in his first on-screen appearance since Town & Country 15 years ago.

Joining him are Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Taissa Farmiga, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen. Fox opens the film on November 23.

"Warren Beatty has charmed and challenged moviegoers from his first moment on screen, and his talents as an actor, director, writer and producer have always transcended trends," said AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale. …

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