Hollywood, 1958. Magnificence queen and aspiring actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), arrives in Los Angeles after signing contract with the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty).
On the airport, he meets the motive force Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) who, like her, is deeply non secular and is engaged to his girlfriend from highschool.
The rapid attraction between Marla and Frank checks the non secular convictions of each of them and challenges Hughes’ # 1 rule: workers can’t have any type of relationship with a employed actress.
Hughes’s erratic conduct runs within the path of Marla and Frank in lots of sudden methods, and as they’re dragged into the weird world of the proprietor of RKO Photos, they see their values challenged and their lives reworked.