Warren Beatty’s HOWARD HUGHES Reveal; Detailed Plot Description

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Jeffery Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere has revealed that Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes movie will be research screened in LA at the Pasadena Arclight on Monday 18th April. That means we’ll be getting some reactions to the long gestating flick soon – and maybe even a title.

However, the big news in Wells’ piece is the synopsis for Beatty’s film included on the screening invite. This is the most detailed description of the film we’ve had since the film was announced.

“Legendary Academy Award-winning director Warren Beatty, who has been nominated 15 times for acting, writing, directing and producing, has now made a lighthearted romantic dramedy featuring himself, Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich, and an ensemble including Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Oliver Platt, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan and Taissa Farmiga.

In 1958, Marla Mabrey (Collins) is a 22 year-old devout Baptist [and] beauty queen from Front Royal, Virginia, and an aspiring actress. She arrives in Hollywood only a few weeks after 22 year-old Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is an ambitious young businessman and devout Methodist. Both of them long for success under their contracts with billionaire movie-maker, famed aviator, and notorious womanizer Howard Hughes (Beatty).

Their instant attraction to one another is blocked not only by the strict rules laid down by Hughes that prohibit any romantic or sexual interaction between his actresses under contract and the men working for him, but is all the more off-limits because of the strict religious training and beliefs of Marla and Frank.

These obstacles in the relationship between Marla and Frank are magnified and soon become ridiculous, outrageous and absurd when the emotionally unstable Hughes becomes involved.”

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Source Hollywood Elsewhere