CATEGORIES Movie NewsForget May-December romances; this one is more like February-December. Deadline reports Warren Beatty has chosen 2011 It-Girl Felicity Jones as the female lead for his untitled Howard Hughes biopic, which is still searching for financing. Jones, who broke out in the Sundance sensation 'Like Crazy,' would play a young woman in a relationship with Hughes's driver, who eventually falls for the eccentric billionaire (Beatty). No word yet on who will play Hughes's driver, but Justin Timberlake and Alden Ehrenreich are among the young stars up for the role. Also being discussed for the film: Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, Owen Wilson and Beatty's wife, Annette Bening.
Beatty was last seen onscreen in the 2001 disaster 'Town & Country.' Since 1990, he's only appeared in five films. Jones can be seen now in 'Like Crazy.'
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