Leonardo DiCaprio looking to star in Clint Eastwood's Hoover
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
The news that Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to star in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic falls under the category of “off course he is”. DiCaprio is everyone’s first choice for any high profile project that requires acting talent and Eastwood is known as an “actor’s director”. That, and Clint is now one of the most successful and decorated directors we have working today, so him teaming with DiCaprio just makes sense. If everything works out, this will be Leo’s second high-profile biography project after playing Howard Hughes for Martin Scorsese.
HOOVER is written by Dustin Lance Black and follows the life and rise of J. Edgar Hoover, the man generally credited with turning the FBI into what it is today. Of course, Hoover has become the butt of many jokes in the past few decades for his reported idiosyncrasies and his reported fetish of wearing womens clothes. It will definitely be a tough role for Leo, but with Clint at the helm, it might just get him his first Oscar.