Rules Don't Apply Theatrical Trailer (2016)


Theatrical trailer for Rules Don't Apply.

In 1958, Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), a devout Baptist beauty queen from Virginia and an aspiring actress, arrives in Hollywood only a few weeks after Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), an ambitious young businessman and devout Methodist. Both of them long for success under their contracts with billionaire filmmaker, famed aviator, and notorious womanizer Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty). The pair have an instant attraction, but this is hindered by the strict rules laid down by Hughes that prohibit any romantic or sexual interaction between his employees.

Howard Hughes (who Warren Beatty portrays in the films) was an American entrepreneur, known during his life as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. Hughes won the first Academy Award for Best Director of a comedy picture for Two Arabian Knights (1928). Hughes is also responsible for making films like The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943).

Warren Beatty had been working on a biopic based on Howard Hughes' life for more than 40 years, after seeing him in a hotel lobby in the early 1970s and being fascinated by him.

At the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, Rules Don't Apply won two awards: Hollywood Costume Design Award (Albert Wolsky) & New Hollywood Award (Lily Collins)

Rules Don't Apply is going to be just as eccentric as the legendary Howard Hughes was throughout early Hollywood from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. Hughes was a pioneer for the film industry and had an obsessive love for flight.

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Although we already had a feature film based on the life of Howard Hughes, The Aviator, back in 2004, I think Rules Don't Apply brings a unique view into his life. Aviator (I cannot believe that was 12 years ago!) starred Leonardo DiCaprio focuses more on the aviation aspect of Hughes' life and this film focuses on the movie side. Plus Rules Don't Apply has more of the quirky feel to it than Aviator did.

2 min 20 sec


Posted On
October 26, 2016
Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty

20th Century Fox

November 11, 2016
Lily Collins
Haley Bennett
Alden Ehrenreich
Louise Linton
Taissa Farmiga
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