An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles.
At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Rules Don’t Apply
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Starring: Haley Bennett, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Collins, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Baker, Annette Bening, Warren Beatty
Screenplay by: Warren Beatty
Production Design by: Jeannine Oppewall
Cinematography by: Caleb Deschanel
Film Editing by: Robin Gonsalves, Leslie Jones, Brian Scofield, Billy Weber
Costume Design by: Albert Wolsky
Set Decoration by: Nancy Haigh
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: November 23, 2016