Warren Beatty picks Felicity Jones as his on-screen lover

English up-and-comer Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) has been handpicked by Warren Beatty to star in his upcoming Howard Hughes biopic.

According to Deadline, Jones will play a young woman who falls for Hughes’ driver, before becoming enamoured with the eccentric billionaire himself.

Obviously, Beatty will play Hughes. He will also produce and direct his own screenplay.

Actors reportedly in contention for the part of his driver include Justin Timberlake, Alden Ehrenreich,  Andrew Garfield and Shia LaBeouf.

Alec BaldwinJack Nicholson and Beatty’s wife Annette Bening are also said to have roles.

Discuss: Do you want to see Beatty romancing Jones?

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