Filming for J. Edgar, the highly
anticipated Clint Eastwood-directed film about the life of FBI
director J. Edgar Hoover, has officially begun in Los Angeles.
Leonardo DiCaprio will play the film's
lead role, while Armie Hammer, the 24-year-old co-star of The
Social Network, will play Clyde Tolson, Hoover's alleged lover
The film is based on a script written
by Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black.
to On Location Vacations, producers will shoot at various Los
Angeles locations, including throughout the day at 506 S. Grand Ave.
on February 10th.
In an interview with the Wall Street
Journal, Eastwood is quoted as suggesting that the film would not
address Hoover's alleged sexuality. But screenwriter Black
that Eastwood was merely remarking on the rumor that Hoover was a
Last week, Hammer
told reporters that he's ready for a “ton of kissing scenes” with
The film also stars Denis O'Hare (True
Blood), Josh Lucas (Glory Road), Ed Westwick (Gossip
Girl), Naomi Watts (King Kong) and Judi Dench (Casino