Leonardo DiCaprio is considering
playing gay in the upcoming Clint Eastwood biopic of FBI director J.
Edgar Hoover, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Legendary actor-director Eastwood is
reportedly wooing DiCaprio to play the film's lead.
“It sounds interesting to say the
least,” DiCaprio told EW. “There's no contract, no anything, but
I'm a huge fan of Clint's.”
On board is screenwriter Dustin Lance
Black, who won a 2008 Oscar for Milk, the Gus Van Sant biopic
film about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected man in the
The news comes on the heels of the
announcement that two additional Hollywood heavyweights are preparing
to play gay.
Bourne trilogy star Matt Damon
will star opposite Michael Douglas in an upcoming film about the life
of uber-entertainer Liberace. Douglas will play the flamboyant
pianist, while Damon will take on the role of Scott Thornson,
Liberace's alleged lover.
Hoover vehemently denied rumors that he
was gay and even appeared obsessed with the sexuality of powerful
people. His secret files reportedly included surveillance material
on Eleanor Roosevelt's alleged lesbian lovers.