Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Warren Beatty Wraps 74 Day Shoot on Howard Hughes Movie


Good news: Oscar winner and legend Warren Beatty has wrapped principal photography on his Howard Hughes movie. Total shoot came to 74 days according to sources. The much anticipated film stars Beatty, Lily Collins and a big cast including Annette Bening, Taissa Farmiga, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Chase Crawford, and Martin Sheen. No one knows the exact plot line, but apparently it’s about Hughes’s late in life affair with a young girl (Collins, daughter of rocker Phil in real life).

I’m told that as fitting every Beatty project, “there were a lot of takes per scene.” Beatty also joked on set that shooting is done, but now starts a year of editing. Let’s hope not. If I were a betting man, I’d say the “Howard Hughes” movie would debut in Cannes, May 2015.

Beatty hasn’t made or been in a movie since he directed himself in “Town and Country” in 1991. What a shame, too. He missed 15 crucial years of face time. He was reportedly offered “Kill Bill Pt. 1” by Quentin Tarantino, but turned it down. Otherwise, he’s been busy raising kids and talking politics.

Crossing fingers, sending prayers, and good vibes…we need this movie to be good..What to do until then? Watch “Reds,” and “Heaven Can Wait” and “Shampoo” and “Bonnie and Clyde”…

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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