Leonardo DiCaprio is eyeing the lead role in the proposed biopic of original FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The project is being written by Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black with Clint Eastwood attached to direct, and Brian Grazer on board to produce. This would be DiCaprio’s first collaboration with Eastwood. According to Deadline, DiCaprio is in “early talks” to play the role”.
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Just days ago we told you about a proposed biopic of original FBI director J. Edgar Hoover that is being written by Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black. Now the film has a director attached, and it isn’t who I expected to hear signing on. Clint Eastwood is now attached as the film looks for a studio home. Read More »
Before Gus Van Sant’s film Milk was released, many people who didn’t watch Big Love wondered “who the hell is Dustin Lance Black?” That’s the young writer who made his name on Big Love, and whose name was credited large in trailers for his collaboration with Van Sant. After seeing Milk, the question was more like, “when will we see more from this guy?” Giving a great thank-you speech when accepting his Oscar for writing Milk helped cement interest in Black.
Well, Black is currently finishing up What’s Wrong with Virginia, the film he wrote and directed that stars Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly. And now it seems like he’s been tapped to write a biopic based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI and one of the most famous lawmen in the world. Read More »