Jones, Timberlake Up For Hughes Biopic

“Like Crazy” star Felicity Jones looks to have scored the female lead in Warren Beatty’s untitled film about reclusive industrialist Howard Hughes at New Regency says Deadline.

Jones will play a young woman who develops a relationship with Hughes’s young driver and confidante, before she falls in love with Hughes (Beatty).

Beatty is narrowing choices for the driver role with the likes of Justin Timberlake to Alden Ehrenreich in the mix. Annette Bening, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin and Owen Wilson are also said to be up for roles.

Financing is still being brought together with production aiming to kick off sometime next year.