Beatty To Play Howard Hughes

Perhaps a little tired of playing Mr. Annette Bening on the red carpet, Warren Beatty has re-emerged from his house-husbandry, with a new movie project with Paramount. Beatty has written, and will direct and star in a film about Howard Hughes. At first blush, I have my doubts. Beatty is 74; Hughes died in 1976 at the age of 70. Movie apparently won’t be a standard biopic, however. It will involve an affair Hughes had with a young woman in the later years of his life. (You didn’t think Beatty was going to play a character who sleeps with an older woman, did you? This is Hollywood.) Whatever my reservations about Beatty playing the role, I have no doubt that the script is entertaining and that he will assemble a top-notch cast to help prop him up. Can’t wait to see the result.

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