Warren Beatty pic

It’s been almost two decades since Warren Beatty has directed a film. He last starred in the disastrous Town & Country, but his last directorial effort was 1998’s Bulworth, a hilarious and somewhat overlooked film. The director is famously known for taking his time with each project, but this is his longest hiatus yet. However, we’ll soon see Beatty return to the big screen this November when the actor, director, producer, and writer’s newest picture, now titled Rules Don’t Apply, finally opens in theaters.

Below check out the Rules Don’t Apply first look.

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Over two years ago, Warren Beatty was shooting his untitled Howard Hughes film. The actor and director prefers to take his time with each project; he’s always been more focused on quality than quantity. After almost 18 years of waiting, though, we’re finally going to see it this year.

In fact, we might even see two movies from him over the next couple of years, if he decides to try to move forward with the Dick Tracy sequel. The filmmaker indicated that potential project is still on his to-do list. Learn more about the Dick Tracy sequel and the Howard Hughes project below.

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You may still get to see someone beat Warren Beatty to the punch making another film about Howard Hughes. (Don’t get your hopes up that it will be Christopher Nolan, however, even though Nolan has talked about wanting to make a Hughes movie.) While Beatty announced his return to writing and directing earlier this year, with Paramount partially backing a film about Hughes, we’ve now seen two major backers pull away. One was Paramount, and the other is key financier Morgan Creek. Read More »

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Jones has now booked her next big thing and “big” is a bit of an understatement. She’ll play the female lead and sorted love interest in Warren Beatty‘s return to acting and directing, an untitled Howard Hughes love story. Read more about the film, role and actress after the jump. Read More »

Warren Beatty‘s return to acting and directing is no small thing, especially since he has chosen to tackle Howard Hughes as the subject of his next film. The currently untitled project will star Beatty, who also wrote, and is reportedly about “an affair [Hughes] had with a young woman in the later years of his life.” While Paramount’s Brad Grey had talked about the film as an exciting project, things have evidently changed, as Warren Beatty tells The Wrap that the film is now at New Regency, which has a distribution deal with Fox. Read More »

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Briefly: We just heard a few days ago that Warren Beatty will be working with Paramount to make a new, as-yet untitled comedy. He wrote and will direct, produce and star in the film. Now Deadline says that he will be playing famously reclusive billionaire and (later in life) total weirdo Howard Hughes. The site says the film isn’t a biopic, but will involve, in part, “an affair he had with a young woman in the later years of his life.” (I.e., when he was a total weirdo. This could be fun.) But, er, sorry, Christopher Nolan. Hope this doesn’t further stall your own Hughes film.

Meetings are reported with Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Shia La Beouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood and Rooney Mara for other roles, though no one is cast. Warren Beatty is beloved and has been away from the screen for a decade, so you can expect that he’ll round up a great cast for the film if his script is solid.

Briefly: Nope, it isn’t Dick Tracy 2. (Or we don’t think this is about Dick Tracy 2.) We have few details right now, but Paramount has agreed to make a currently untitled comedy that Warren Beatty wrote, and which he’ll direct. Oh, he’ll also produce and star in the film, too. This will be his first film in over ten years. (Bulworth was his last effort as director, in 1998, and his last acting job was Town & Country in 2001.) The film is expected to shoot this year.

More info on this one as it becomes available, but it looks like the turnout for the recent Dick Tracy event didn’t hurt Warren Beatty at all. [Deadline]

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