Here is your first photo from Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover. The image comes from EW's Fall Preview gives us our first official image of DiCaprio giving a speech. I am willing to bet that it is from a scene where Hoover is speaking to some form of government committee. We have shared a bunch of other images in our coverage of this film, check those out HERE.
The film also stars Armie Hammer, Ed Westwick, Josh Lucas, Judy Dench and Naomi Watts. The film is set for a limited release on Wednesday, November 9th, expanding to theaters everywhere two days later (Friday, the 11th).
Here is a description of the film from EW:
As America's top cop for five decades, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the creation of the FBI, helped popularize fingerprints and other forensic evidence, and wielded nearly unchecked authority to manipulate evidence and investigate supposed enemies of the state such as Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Now director Clint Eastwood is turning the tables, prying into Hoover's life in a big-screen biopic that would doubtless make the notorious G-man squirm.
The movie traces Hoover's life from his childhood in Washington, D.C., through his ascent to power in the 1920s, his 50-year reign over the FBI, and his death in 1972 — with Leonardo DiCaprio donning prosthetic makeup to portray the man well into his bulldog-like elderly years. ''To me, it's really a story of how absolute power corrupts absolutely,'' says the star. ''He was always an outsider.''
I am really excited for this film. I can never turn down a DiCaprio film and love period films that involve historical events. What are your thoughts?