Leonardo Dicaprio Sucks Up Hoover Role

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play J. Edgar Hoover in an upcoming biopic.

The 'Titanic' star has been confirmed to be taking on the role of the FBI director in the currently untitled epic movie about his eventful life, which will be directed by Clint Eastwood.

A source said: "He's going to spread his wings."

The 35-year-old actor will film the role later this year, Deadline.com reports.

Legendary actor-turned-filmmaker Clint will co-produce with Brian Grazer and Rob Lorenz through Imagine and Malpaso studios.

The script has been written by 'Milk' screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who was working on it with Imagine for 12 months before it was shown to Universal.

However, the company was apparently unhappy with what had been penned so far, so producer Brian took it to Clint and the pair worked on it together.

The film - which will see Leonardo and Clint work together for the first time - is now being funded by Warner Bros.

J. Edgar Hoover became director of the Bureau of Investigation - which was the predecessor to the FBI - in 1924. He was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, and remained as a director of the department until his death in 1972.


Tags: Leonardo Dicaprio - Bros - Clint Eastwood - FBI - The Script - Titanic


More Leonardo Dicaprio

Martin Scorsese Making 'Shutter Island' TV Series at HBO

Martin Scorsese is in the early stages of developing a Shutter Island prequel series for HBO. The premium cable network is working with the Oscar-winner...

DiCaprio, Johansson, Laurie: A Sneak Peak At Celebrity Auditions

TV and film superstars often don’t seem like real people. They live on a screen in our front room, or occasionally on a bigger screen...

Five Other Celebs Who Probably Want To Punch Justin Bieber

We're pretty sure that Orlando Bloom has managed to win over a good few thousand more fans after striking a fierce blow in the direction...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr. shows that he's somewhat similar to his onscreen counterpart, billionaire...


Everything You Need To Know About 'The Revenant' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy

The cast of Leonardo DiCaprio’s next film The Revenant is finally beginning to take shape, with his Inception co-star Tom Hardy signing on to the...

Andrew Stern Was Struggling With Depression and Katie Cleary's Rumored Infidelity At Time Of Suicide?

Andrew Stern, the husband of former America’s Next Top Model contestant Katie Cleary committed suicide earlier this week. According to the police, via TMZ, Stern...

Why Is Leonardo DiCaprio Being Dragged Into Death of Katie Cleary’s Husband?

The tragic story of Katie Cleary’s husband Andrew Stern has taken an all too unfortunate tabloid turn over the past 24hours, as actor Leonardo DiCaprio...

Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Make Huge $7 Million Donation For or Ocean Conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio is a very generous man!The 39 year-old actor has guaranteed that he will donate $7 million to marine conversation efforts that work to...



Leonardo Dicaprio Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Leonardo Dicaprio

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All