Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI Director J.
Edgar Hoover and Armie Hammer as his alleged lover in J. Edgar
opens November 9.
Hammer, the 24-year-old co-star of The
Social Network, plays Clyde Tolson, Hoover's co-worker and
The film's screenwriter, Dustin Lance
Black, who won an Academy Award for penning Milk, has already
promised a “tender” kiss between the film's leading men.
“Yes, certainly there's a
relationship between these two guys,” Black told E! Online.
“And it wouldn't be a Dustin Lance
Black script if it didn't have a little gay kissing in it. So the
answer is yes.”
“Those who want to see that will be
pleased. I think it's done in a very tender way, surprisingly,” he
In an interview with Entertainment
Tonight Canada, Hammer talked about kissing his co-star.
“It wasn't weird – I have never
kissed a guy – it's not something I'm going to do in my private
life, but at the end of it I was, like, man there is a lot of weird
Hammer added that he and DiCaprio, 36,
had formed a “special relationship” while filming.
“You always have a special
relationship with someone when you finish a movie with them, but he's
got a bunch of stuff he is doing after that, I've got a bunch of
stuff I'm doing … we didn't start a book club together or
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
Royale), and is directed by legendary actor-director Clint