Leonardo DiCaprio's J. Edgar Hoover and Armie Hammer's Clyde Tolson are seen holding hands in a new trailer for the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar.

In the clip, FBI Director Hoover is seen reaching out for Tolson's hand as they travel at night in the back seat of a car. The moment is caught by Anna Marie Hoover (played by Judi Dench), Edgar Hoover's mother, who is traveling in the front seat of the car. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The scene belies comments Eastwood recently made in the October issue of men's fashion glossy GQ.

“They were inseparable pals,” Eastwood said. “Now, whether he was gay or not is gonna be for the audience to interpret. It could have been just a great love story between two guys. Or it could have been a great love story that was also a sexual story.”

J. Edgar is “not a movie about two gay guys,” he added.

The film will open the 25th edition of the AFI Festival in Hollywood, California on November 3 and will open nationwide six days later.