Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has confirmed
that filming of the upcoming biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover
will begin early next year.
DiCaprio commented on the project on
Sunday during a Q&A presentation titled Leonardo DiCaprio and
Martin Scorsese in Conversation. The hour-long session was held
at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California.
Legendary actor-director Clint Eastwood
will direct DiCaprio in the role of Hoover.
“I will be working with Clint very
soon on the Hoover project,” he told attendees. “I think it's
going to start very soon, maybe January or February.”
screenwriter Dustin Lance Black announced in September that he had
completed writing the movie's script.
Hoover vehemently denied he was gay,
but willed his estate to Clyde Tolson, his alleged lover. The two
men also worked closely – Tolson landed the plum post of associate
director after only 3 years at the agency – and frequently
socialized together. Other evidence that Hoover was gay includes the
fact that many of his closest friends were closeted men. Rumors that
Hoover was a crossdresser persist to this day.