Hollywood legend Warren Beatty introduced his new film “Rules Don’t Apply” to an invitation-only audience Thursday night as part of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Watch our exclusive video above as he discusses making the movie and welcomes cast members Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, and Oliver Platt on stage before the screening.
As part of his intro, Beatty admitted, “I want to tell you how honored I feel that you have come here to see this movie we made about two kids who meet when they arrive in Hollywood in 1958.” This charming romantic comedy is about an aspiring young actress (Collins) who is forbidden to have a relationship with her limo driver (Ehrenreich). Beatty plays their employer, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. The 20th Century Fox release opens on November 23 nationwide.
In addition to directing and starring, Beatty is also the film’s writer and producer. This marks his first directorial effort since “Bulworth” in 1998. From his 14 Oscar nominations, he has one win for helming “Reds” (1981). His other bids were for “Bonnie and Clyde” (acting and producing, 1967), “Shampoo” (writing, 1975), “Heaven Can Wait” (acting, directing, writing and producing, 1978), “Reds” (acting, directing, writing and producing, 1981), “Bugsy” (acting and producing, 1991), and “Bulworth” (writing, 1998). He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 2000.
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