Reuters reports that director Clint Eastwood screened his new film about the life of former FBI head J. Edgar Hoover in Los Angeles and Hollywood. At the L.A. County Museum of Art, Eastwood revealed that J. Edgar was a project he knew all too well. “I just have grown up with J. Edgar Hoover as the top cop,” said Eastwood. “I thought it’d be very interesting.”
On the topic of star Leonardo DiCaprio who landed the lead role as J. Edgar Hoover, Clint Eastwood explained that DiCaprio wanted the role and that everyone was happy with Leo as J. Edgar. “Leo called up and said ‘I’d like to play that guy,’ and that sounded great,” Eastwood added, “The studio certainly didn’t object.”
J. Edgar opens on November 11.