Warren Beatty’s Mystery Project Is a Howard Hughes Movie

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Christopher Nolan can't be a happy camper right now. The director has long wanted to make the Howard Hughes biopic he shelved when Martin Scorsese began prepping The Aviator, and as Vulture told you, Nolan had hoped to circle back to it after he finished shooting The Dark Knight Rises. Now, he's about to be beaten to the punch again, since Deadline is reporting that Warren Beatty's mysterious fall project is another Howard Hughes movie, this one about his late-life affair with a younger woman. The site says that Beatty is hoping to cast actors including Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, Shia LaBeouf, and Alec Baldwin, the latter of whom has plenty of experience in Hughes biopics after co-starring in The Aviator. [Deadline]