J. Edgar scribe Dustin Lance Black disagrees with director Clint Eastwood's suggestion that the film won't cover FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's sexuality.

J. Edgar, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Hoover, is expected to begin filming later this month.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Eastwood is quoted as suggesting that the film would not address Hoover's alleged sexuality.

Michael Judge wrote: “When I ask if the screenplay addresses reports by former FBI employees that Hoover was a cross-dresser and perhaps a closeted homosexual, Mr. Eastwood says not really. In fact, what attracted him to the screenplay was the fact that it 'didn't quite go down that road.'”

But in comments to gay entertainment website AfterElton.com, Black disagreed, saying that Eastwood was merely remarking on the cross-dressing issue.

“I think he's referring to the fact that he's not going into the stereotypes of who Hoover was because they are clownish, they are comic book and they reek of homophobia and he's not going to do that. I agree with that,” Black said. “It won't be going into anything that is a gay stereotype, especially that was used in that day to bash gay men. It won't be going into that because it's not accurate and it's not true. It will deal with sexuality in a far more human, realistic way.”

Earlier in the week, Armie Hammer, who plays Clyde Tolson, Hoover's alleged lover, told reporters that he's ready for a “ton of kissing scenes.”