Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar on Apple. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as J. Edgar Hoover, the powerful first director of the FBI, while Armie Hammer plays his second-in-command and rumored lover Clyde Tolson. The impressive cast also includes Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Jeffrey Donovan, Ed Westwick, and Judi Dench.
The period recreation looks impressive and this looks like it has a lot of potential as a biopic. The cast certainly is a big selling point and DiCaprio’s role is screaming for awards attention. Nonetheless, given Clint Eastwood’s recent work (Hereafter, Invictus) and the fact that the movie skipped the festival circuit, I will keep my expectations low. What do you think?
J. Edgar opens on November 9 in limited release. Check out the trailer below or head on to Apple for the HD version.
Based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the man often credited with making the FBI what it is today: an efficient, crime-fighting organization shrouded in secrecy. Hoover founded the organization in 1935 and remained director until his death in 1972.