Armie Hammer, the 24-year-old star of
The Social Network, has confirmed he'll play opposite Leonardo
DiCaprio in the upcoming biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
Hammer talked up the role during an
appearance on E!'s late night talk show Chelsea Lately.
“Next up, I'm playing Clyde Tolson in
the J. Edgar Hoover story called J. Edgar,” Hammer told his
host Chelsea Handler. “You know Clyde Tolson was sort of J. Edgar
Hoover's right hand man slash confidant slash you know some people
speculate lover ...”
“I don't know who that guy is, so I'm
just going to assume that he was a big queen,” Handler responded.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Hammer added that he was excited to be
working with legendary director Clint Eastwood and DiCaprio, who'll
play Hoover in the film.
The film is based on a script by Milk
scribe Dustin Lance Black and is set to begin filming early next
Runway celebrity judge Tim Gunn recently shared that he saw
Hoover dressed in drag as Vivian Vance, who starred as Ethel Mertz in
the television comedy I Love Lucy.