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World premiere of Warren Beatty's "Rules Don’t Apply" to open AFI Fest
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Lily Collins in a scene from "Rules Don't Apply," in theaters on November 23. (Francois Duhamel/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
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The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that the world premiere of New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s Rules Don’t Apply--written, directed, produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award winner Warren Beatty--will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI Fest 2016 on Thursday, November 10, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The cast also includes Academy Award nominees Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan and Ed Harris, as well as Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen.

“Warren Beatty has charmed and challenged moviegoers from his first moment on screen, and his talents as an actor, director, writer and producer have always transcended trends,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “AFI is honored to present the World Premiere of his newest gift to America’s cultural legacy.”

“We are launching the 30th edition of AFI Fest with a new Warren Beatty film that takes place in 1950s Hollywood. Romantic entanglements, the youthful pursuit of success and an outlandish billionaire are brought to life by a remarkable ensemble cast,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, director, AFI Fest. “On Opening Night, the TCL Chinese Theatre, the quintessential temple of cinema in Hollywood, will shine a light on Rules Don’t Apply.”

The 30th edition of AFI Fest takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, galas and other events will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.