Check out Lily Collins starring in the official trailer for her new film Rules Don’t Apply!
The movie follow an aspiring young actress (Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) who struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.
“I read the sides and I loved them. I auditioned for six months. The coolest part was I went on the Falcon for a chemistry test with Chewbacca. It was unbelievable. It was more exciting than nerve-racking,” Alden said (via Variety). It was revealed that he was the first actor to audition for the role!
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In the period film, it’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (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 will hits theaters on November 23rd.
The 26-year-old actor’s performance during recent screen test have made him likely to land the role.
The pool of possible actors for the part had been narrowed down to a shortlist including Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor, but sources with knowledge of the secretive casting process said that Alden gave an impressive performance that now puts him at the front of the pack.
The three actors were reportedly taking part in costume or screen testing in London last weekend.
The actors are the remaining contenders from an initial pool of around 2,500 hopefuls. A narrowed-down group of around 10 actors, which included Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller, had reportedly been meeting with directors previously.
The upcoming Disney and Lucasfilm movie is set for a 2018 release.
Alden Ehrenreich suits up for the premiere of his new film Hail, Caesar! during the opening night of the 2016 International Berlin Film Festival held at Berlinale Palace on Thursday night (February 11) in Germany.
The 26-year-old actor, who you probably recognize from Beautiful Creatures, stars alongside Tilda Swinton, George Clooney, Josh Brolin, and Channing Tatum in the comedy film. Earlier in the the day, the stars chatted about the film during a press conference.
Set in the early 1950s, Hail, Caesar! centers on a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.