When it was confirmed that Leonardo DiCaprio would play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover for Clint Eastwood, I joked that now we only needed to see the actor cast as Henry Ford to complete an informal trilogy of films in which Leonardo DiCaprio played famously influential, eccentric American personalities.

This casting move isn’t quite as good as seeing Mr. DiCaprio in Henry Ford’s place, but it could lock him in as one of the new chroniclers of 20th century American life. He’s now set to produce Legacy of Secrecy, in which he’ll star as FBI informant Jack Van Laningham, who supposedly uncovered info about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read More »