Leonardo DiCaprio will play gay in the upcoming Clint Eastwood biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Nikki Finke reported Thursday on Deadline.com.

Legendary actor-director Clint Eastwood reportedly personally wooed DiCaprio to play the film's lead.

“He's going to spread his wings,” a studio source told the website.

On board is openly gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who won a 2008 Oscar for Milk, the Gus Van Sant biopic film about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to be elected in the United States.

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.

The Warner Bros film is expected to focus in on Hoover's time at the FBI, when he was most closeted.