The first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s highly anticipated film J. Edgar has been released. The biopic stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the complicated and troubled leader of the government’s most ruthless organization — the FBI.
Monday evening Warner Bros released the first look at Clint Eastwood’s intense drama, J. Edgar. The film, which opens in theaters Nov. 9, is already being looked at as an early Oscar contender. The movie features Leonardo DiCaprio submerging himself into the controversial legend and life of FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover.
Hoover was the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from its inception in 1935, to his death in 1972. He was known for his tough exterior as well as his questionable investigation tactics. At one point in the trailer he’s shown requesting a file on former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Everyone was fair game.
Even though no one was safe from Hoover’s gaze, his personal life remained off limits. That’s why J. Edgar will shine a light on the director’s relationship with his right-hand man, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). According to Salon, they were “inseparable for 44 years…the two top G-men vacationed together, often dressed similarly and continue their cohabitation even after death. They’re buried alongside one another.”
The film will also touch on the close-knit relationship between Hoover and his mother Anne Marie, who’s played by the legendary Judi Dench. The rest of the cast includes notable characters such as Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh and Jeffrey Donovan as Robert F. Kennedy.
Eastwood’s interpretation of Hoover’s story could add another Oscar to his mantel, while giving DiCaprio his first win.
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