Warren Beatty hasn’t directed a film in 15 years — the last was 1998’s Bulworth — but the wait is now over. His new film, Rules Don’t Apply, which he’s written, directed, produced, and stars in, will premiere on the opening night of the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest on Nov. 10 at the famed TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
It’s an appropriate venue for the romantic comedy, which is set in 1950s Hollywood, and follows an aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich) who are both employed by the ever-eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, played by Beatty. The supporting cast includes Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Dabney Coleman, and Oliver Platt, among others.
“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 Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO, in a statement. “AFI is honored to present the World Premiere of his newest gift to American’s cultural legacy.”
Rules Don’t Apply is due to hit theaters Nov 23. You can watch the trailer for the film below.