Hughes vs Hughes
Who will prevail in the battle of prestigious Howard Hughes biopics? Will
it be the Christopher Nolan/Jim Carrey version? Or will it be the Martin
Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio version? Previous beliefs held the Carrey version to be
the frontrunner considering it gained the rights to the foremost biography on the
multi-millionaire. But while that film is still working on a script,
version already has a script (written by John Logan) and a tentative start date this Fall.
Both sides are aware of the other and are anxiously trying to be the first out of
the gates. Scorsese and DiCaprio have put their planned Alexander the Great film on
the side to concentrate on this film first.Michael Mann (ALI) was originally to
direct DiCaprio in the film but stepped aside thinking Carrey's version was moving ahead
sooner. Scorsese's interest sparked though and he's rushed to get the film moving,
keeping Mann on as a producer. Logan's script isn't the dark tale of Hughes we've
all heard - it ends before the 1950s when he turned into the infamous recluse.