Beatty to take on Hughes role?
Warren Beatty is to play Howard Hughes in an upcoming film which he will also be directing and writing, according to reports.
The Bugsy star has wanted to play the business mogul - who featured in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator - for years and it looks like his dream could come true, reported Deadline.
Warren - who will also be getting behind the camera for the first time since 1998's Bulworth - has had meetings with a number of Hollywood stars to appear in the film, including Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Shia LaBeouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood and Rooney Mara.
No further details have been disclosed about their possible roles.
The film is not reported to be a biopic, but will look at the romance he had with a young woman in the later years of his life.