Watch: First Trailer for 'Rules Don't Apply' Directed by Warren Beatty

July 14, 2016
Source: YouTube

Rules Don't Apply Trailer

"In this town, aren't those the rules?" Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for the film Rules Don't Apply, the latest feature directed by Warren Beatty since Bulworth in 1998. Beatty also stars in this as Howard Hughes, who contracts a young actress - played by Lily Collins - to work for him in Los Angeles. When she arrives, she meets her personal driver played by Alden Ehrenreich (who will next be playing a young Han Solo in the spin-off) and falls for him, but can't break Hughes' rule of having a relationship with an employee. The full cast includes Haley Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Steve Coogan. This looks quite fun and especially charming and amusing. It definitely has an old Hollywood feel to it, but not as much as Hail, Caesar. Enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer for Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Rules Don't Apply Poster

Tells the unconventional love story of an aspiring actress (Lily Collins), her determined driver (Alden Ehrenreich), and the eccentric billionaire (Warren Beatty) who they work for. It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her personal driver Frank Forbes, only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress. Rules Don't Apply is both written & directed by legendary actor-filmmaker Warren Beatty, who hasn't directed anything since Bulworth in 1998; as well as Dick Tracy, Reds and Heaven Can Wait. Fox will release Rules Don't Apply starting November 23rd this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


Wow, looks like a lot of fun!

ßαßγ J on Jul 14, 2016


Looks wooden as hell. And having Lily Collins in it doesn't help. She's the worst actress working today!! If they had casted someone like Daisy Ridley instead, everything would be fine.

Daniel Garrett Irwin on Jul 14, 2016


I'm in. But that trailer had two moods going head on... sell it like Hail, Ceaser! the big names alone are the pull with out giving away the full story.

DJROBL on Jul 14, 2016


It has some charm, I admit it. And, I kinda like seeing Warren Beatty after long time. That's hopefully some light and enjoyable viewing in the summer night ...

shiboleth on Jul 14, 2016


The charm is the least of it, shiboleth. Read my post above. Beatty is the man. I've loved his movies since the early '60's. He's a brilliant man and a brilliant talent. Don't miss this one!

Bo on Jul 14, 2016


One more time, you are giving me directions with movies, Bo! And again, I will listen since I like what I see too. Of course, you'll understand I will not always follow you but I also think this is the case of many mutual interests that we both show many times. And yes, you are right, I was too cautious about it, since this trailer looks good and I'm glad to see W. Beatty doing something. In fact, he's one of those guys that makes you wonder where did he disappear and when he reappears you're tremendously glad he did ... Cheers Bo!

shiboleth on Jul 15, 2016


Thanks for your reply, shiboleth. I'd like to think that rather than 'giving you directions' with movies, I'm 'offering very friendly suggestions'. It's a huge difference to me between 'directions' and 'suggestions' please, don't 'follow' me or anyone else for that matter... just another friendly 'suggestion' Beatty has a history and a pattern of not making very many films and taking a long time between projects. Another reason I've liked him as he isn't some obsessed maniac Hollywood dunderhead just vomiting out one stupid thing after the next. It's just not his style and I've come to appreciate that about him. And of course, I am like you in that I get a little anxious wanting to see his next film so I've learned to cultivate patience when it comes to Beatty's work!

Bo on Jul 15, 2016


Nothing to add about W. Beatty, pretty much that's my impression about him too. It would be fun if we could watch it together over beer or something. Just kidding, of course ... However, I really enjoyed your differentiation between suggestions ans directions. Yeah, I totally agree since I have a big problem with being directed by other people. And I'm glad you are faster (and wittier) when it comes to drawing a word from English vocabulary to express that. Of course, you understood what I meant what I meant by following. Same problem as with being directed. I'm truly just not good with those things ... Anyway, I hope you're enjoying the summer. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jul 15, 2016


I am enjoying the summer, shiboleth, thank you very much. I was having a bit of fun with you on the differentiation aspect of the two words because I'm fully aware that English is not your first language and admire very much your abilities in using it. I just wanted to make sure that you knew that I don't 'direct' people....not unless I'm being paid to and all the people involved realize the gator!

Bo on Jul 15, 2016


Anything Warren Beatty does is worthy of a serious look. This guy is one of the most talented people to be in films and his films, over time, prove it. Reds is one of the most brilliant films made. As always, Beatty exhibits intelligence, wit, insight and subjects that run deeper than their surfaces. Once again, and it's no surprise, Beatty has assembled a terrific cast. I've been waiting a long time for the next film of his and have been paying attention to this one and finally it's about to arrive. Thank the gods he's still interested enough to give us another one of his creations. I really am looking forward to this movie and have no doubts I'll be once again satisfied with his work. About time, Mr. Beatty, but I admire your staying to your own timetable and doing what you want when you want. What a rarity, but I'm actually excited about a film in these troubling times of such mediocrity in movies.

Bo on Jul 14, 2016


I will watch this with my eyes at the right moment. This is my statement.

Quanah on Jul 14, 2016


I didn't know anything about this, but I sure did laugh a lot! Has a Coen vibe to it, with its own little magic. That production design and cinematography was dazzling! Can''t wait!

kitano0 on Jul 15, 2016

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