Armie Hammer says he's ready for a “ton of kissing scenes” with Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed film J. Edgar.

Hammer, the 24-year-old star of The Social Network, will play opposite DiCaprio in the upcoming biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

DiCaprio will portray Hoover, and Hammer will play Clyde Tolson, Hoover's alleged lover. The film is based on a script written by Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black.

Speaking to E! Online at Sunday's SAG Awards, Hammer said the script included numerous kissing scenes.

“It's not a kissing scene – it's a ton of kissing scenes,” Hammer said. “Yeah, you hear that, Leo? Pucker up!”

Hammer said that he only met DiCaprio at Saturday's DGA Awards and that he was excited about the project.

“I'm so excited to work with Clint,” he added.

Last week, DiCaprio tweeted to his more than 650,000 followers: “Start shooting J. Edgar Hoover story on Feb. 5th, look forward to working on more eco projects this year too.”