Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
If there’s one film this year that seems destined for Oscar glory, it’s Clint Eastwood’s J. EDGAR. The film is a biographical epic, spanning a few decades and following the life of former controversial F.B.I. head man J. Edgar Hoover. The film has all the makings to get a slew of awards…at least on paper. As for the finished product? It looks like it has potential. I guess I was hoping for something a little more intense and as excited as I am to see the film, my concern is that it’s going to focus too much on things that aren’t interesting. For example, the trailer showed a lot of Judi Dench (as J. Edgar’s mother), which isn’t a storyline that people would find nearly as interesting as, say, Edgar’s files on key people in America.
But the film has a ton of talent, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Josh Lucas, Lea Thompson, Dermot Mulroney and Ed Westwick. The Clint Eastwood directed film hits theaters on November 9th.