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Leo DiCaprio & Dustin Lance Black Hook Up for Hoover

Leo DiCaprio & Dustin Lance Black Hook Up for Hoover

Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the new drama Hoover, directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk).

“It sounds interesting to say the least,” the 35-year-old actor tells EW. “There’s no contract, no anything, but I’m a huge fan of Clint’s.”

The flick would follow Hoover from founding of the FBI in 1935 to his long tenure as director of the crime-fighting organization. He was reportedly a cross-dresser and a homosexual. It will be very interesting to see how Black writes that (if at all) into the script.

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253 Responses to “Leo DiCaprio & Dustin Lance Black Hook Up for Hoover”

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  1. 1
    luke Says:

    totally ridiculous idea he looks nothing like him

  2. 2
    Anon Says:

    I like content like this and I like Leo, but goofy ugly Hoover? Oh well, at least Leo can act. He’ll be able to pull it off.

  3. 3
    um Says:

    Jared change that headline. How clueless can you be hoovers is not just a play on words it implies Leo is giving head to out gay writer Dustin Lance Black

  4. 4
    errr Says:

    @um: i think that was the point of the headline. :(

  5. 5
    Nic Says:

    Oh this could be great, Leo, CLint and Justin? I hope it comes to fruitition,.

  6. 6
    Mari Says:

    That sounds promising. I’d love to see Leo play a bad guy for a change. I’m sure he’ll bring depth to the role. Plus I love Clint Eastwood’s directing.

  7. 7
    molly Says:

    Leo is gay! Bar’s family in Israel, let that cat out of the bag!

  8. 8
    r. Says:

    Of course it will talk about Hoover’s supposed gayness, Dustin Lance Black is writing it. Do the math.

    He did a great job on Milk, so this could be interesting.

  9. 9
    lexy hates bilson Says:

    Leo’s a great actor – it should be interesting!

  10. 10
    Sonia Says:

    Molly; Can You please elaborate? Or better yet provide a link to prove your comments. Thanks!

  11. 11
    Dog Says:

    I cant wait I love Leo

  12. 12
    errr Says:

    @molly: what did they say? Maybe he’s bisexual

  13. 13
    molly Says:

    @errr:

    her family didn’t want her going back to him, I’ll try to find the link!

  14. 14
    mslewis Says:

    Of course he’ll write about Hoover’s homosexually for the movie!! Everybody knows Hoover was a closet gay and also a racist. If Clint is going to do a story about J. Edgar Hoover he would have to include everything about his life, including his boyfriend/sidekick and the secret files he kept on every politician in D.C. The secret files are the reason he lasted so long as the head of the FBI; nobody could dump him and continue their political career. Bobby Kennedy tried to get rid of him but Hoover had actual film of Bobby and JFK having sex with various women. This could be a really good movie!!

  15. 15
    Toni Says:

    I can see Leo finally winning an Oscar if he does this role amazing. Because everybody knows with Clint’s name attatched to a project that’s an automatic oscar nomination and if Leo does good and the writing is good, I can see Leo getting the Oscar.

  16. 16
    Kiss Says:

    could leonardo not kiss some director a** to try win an oscar for once?!…i m tired to see him doing this kind of role, he should stop his obssesion to win an oscar, vary the movies that he makes and at some point eventually he can win one… he clearly is the most desperate actor to win an oscar but there is so many others that deserves more than him and didn won yet, like Johnny Depp . He is always trying to work w famous directors because he knows there is big chances to be nomined that way he never will win one! If he is the most talent actor of his generation like some people say so he could prove doing diferents roles like everyone else does!

  17. 17
    ella Says:

    If he gain more weight, he probably could pull Hoover

  18. 18
    goldie03 Says:

    why is JJ not posting real stories on leo? reportedly had to read elsewhere that leo was just out clubbing, stuck talking w/ lo ho, then left club w/ 5 girls in his car!
    It is most unfortunate others equate hoover’s name w/ inappropriate remarks. unless u can back up such accusations one should not imply such ridiculous nonsense!

  19. 19
    goldie03 Says:

    @ molly:
    bar and fam r bitter. so if he is “gay” what does that make bar? she never thinks before she speaks. she can say adios to any more gigs since leo is the one who opened doors for her!
    i do not care one way or the other because leo is incredibly talented actor who continues to strive for his best efforts and performance. that is called being a true admirer- the proof of his character is in his films.

  20. 20
    Angie Says:

    @goldie03: where did you read that??

  21. 21
    ??? Says:

    I saw a sighting from People but it said he gave LiLo a brief hug when she greeted him in that club and he was hanging only with his friend the whole night. I saw of him leaving a club on x17. Where did you read about the girls?
    These gay rumors are around all the time, people say they `saw him picking up boys` just like that in clubs. Yet nobody comes forward with evidence or anything.

  22. 22
    goldie03 Says:

    FYI-
    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/03/exclusive-new-bffs-leonardo-dicaprio-and-lindsay-lohan-party-together-trousdale
    It is fairly entertaining how one event can cause such varied reports.
    Who knows which is more accurate, but it does place 5 girls in his car this time- not just “following” him after he left.
    Honestly, does anyone know a gay guy that wears a plaid flannel shirt or dresses so sloppy?
    Regardless I think Leo is great!

  23. 23
    lol Says:

    I think the person who left with 5 girls was Akon, not Leo. At least that`s how the article reads to me. But even in that case it`s clear that Leo was flirting and that wasn`t mentioned in the People sighting. Actually they said he just said hello to LiLo… Very different interpretation indeed. Actually x17 has a video of Leo leaving that club with two friends in his car and I doubt he would have been able to fit 5 more. But thanks for the link, goldie03, I like the flirty Leo while Barf is away. LOL!

  24. 24
    Angie Says:

    Thanks Goldie!!

  25. 25
    jilley Says:

    hes fat gross and ugly looking and hes a bore

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