Leonardo DiCaprio has announced that filming for Clint Eastwood’s next project – Hoover biopic will begin in January-February 2011.
The film will tell the story of J. Edgar Hoover – the founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1930s and its director until his death nearly forty years later. Hoover was also known as a controversial figure who kept files on numerous public figures and world leaders, and found himself in the center of the scandal more than once. So he’s certainly a very interesting character to explore and both Eastwood and DiCaprio seem like the right men for the job.
Hoover biopic, to be based on screenplay by Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, is going to become the first collaboration between DiCaprio and Eastwood, while Eastwood famously beat Scorsese’s “The Aviator” (one of director’s four films starring DiCaprio) to the Best Picture Oscar in 2005 with “Million Dollar Baby.”