Leonardo DiCaprio has set his sights on playing J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic Hoover. The film will be produced by Brian Grazer and Robert Lorenz through Image and Malpaso. It will be released by Warner Bros.

This news comes from Deadline, who have announced that the film begins shooting later this year, most likely in the fall. Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for his writing work on the biopic Milk, completed the screenplay for Hoover earlier in the year. It was originally meant for Universal Pictures to produce, but that changed once Eastwood came on board.

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