Warren Beatty, who will direct from his own screenplay, portrays Howard Hughes. Felicity Jones is playing a woman who develops a relationship with Howard Hughes' driver and close friend, before eventually falling for Howard Hughes himself.
Warren Beatty is eyeing both Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich to play the younger male lead. Other actors such as Annette Bening, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, and Owen Wilson are reportedly in contention for unknown roles.
New Regency will co-finance the Untitled Howard Hughes Biopic, with another financier currently being sought out. The biopic will likely start shooting sometime next year.