HOLLYWOOD – Warren Beatty has revealed that the subject of his new epic film about an eccentric millionaire will actually be about him and the title has accordingly changed to Beatty.
Industry insider Jonas Patina said:
It’s hard today to recall what Warren Beatty was to seventies cinema. He made film after film, from Bonnie and Clyde to Reds, but he was also famous for his vanity. So much so that Carly Simon wrote a song about it called ‘You’re so Vain’. He was like a talented James Franco.
The new film will star Warren Beatty as himself relating his life to an unnamed journalist played by Anthony Hopkins. James Franco as a younger Beatty will have the lion’s share of screen time. Franco told the Studio Exec:
Warren has always dreamed of working with me and it is moving to see that dream finally come true. I can’t help but smile when I see his eyes light up every time he sees me. I know it’s condescending but I don’t care. It’s true.
Beatty will be released in 2016.