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Alec Baldwin Joins Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Biopic

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15:  Actor Alec Baldwin attends TimesTalks Presents: "The Orphans" at TheTimesCenter on April 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

For the second time in his career, Alec Baldwin has signed on to a Howard Hughes biopic: The first was Martin Scorsese's 2004 The Aviator. This time around, it's Warren Beatty in the director’s chair (and producer's, and lead actor's), and, Variety reports, Baldwin will play Robert Maheu, a key confidant of the eccentric billionaire. Martin Sheen, Matthew Broderick, and Annette Bening have also joined previously reported cast members Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins in the still-untitled feature.

Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty