HOLLYWOOD — Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001.
Beatty wrote, directed and stars as the eccentric, reclusive millionaire Howard Hughes, with Beatty’s wife, Annette Bening, playing Hughes’ wife.
Also in the cast are Lily Collins, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen. The as-yet-untitled film, expected to open in May 2015, cost a modest $26.7 million to make
Beatty’s last film was “Town and Country,” which cost $90 million to produce but made $10.5 million.
Beatty won an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for directing “Reds” (1981), which cost $32 million and earned $50 million (a good sum for that time). In addition, “Dick Tracy” cost $46 million and earned $163 million, and “Bugsy” cost $30 million and took in $50 million.
Hoult a busy man
The next rising star is Nicholas Hoult.
You may have seen him recently with Elle Fanning in “The Young Ones,” or as Hank McCoy/Beast in “X Men: Days of Future Past.” His next films are “Dark Places” with Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks and Chloe Grace Moretz, out Sept. 1; “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with Tom Ford, Theron and Riley Keough (Elvis Presley’s granddaughter), out May 2015; and the British crime thriller “Kill Your Friends.”
Hoult currently is shooting “Autobahn” with Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley.