Tonight I happened to visit the Wiki page for Warren Beatty‘s still-untitled Howard Hughes movie, which shot for 74 days between February and June of this year. And it links to an IMDB page that has a release date — May 21, 2015. Which means that if the date is legit and if Fox and Beatty want a nice press bounce from all the serious hepcats, the Hughes pic will play the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (5.13 to 5.24). Sometime early in the festival but not opening night. (Never allow your film to open any film festival — it sends the wrong message.) Before principal photography began Beatty’s Hughes project was probably the longest creative gestation in Hollywood history, having initially hatched (at least in verbal kick-around terms) in 1973, according to Peter Biskind‘s “Star” (page 406). Beatty is the director, star, producer and writer, according to the Wiki page and the IMDB. The story deals with some kind of affair Hughes (Beatty) had with a much younger woman (Lily Collins…I think). Pic costars Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen. Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.