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Naomi Watts: Leonardo DiCaprio's 'J. Edgar' Secretary

Naomi Watts: Leonardo DiCaprio's 'J. Edgar' Secretary

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar, Deadline reports.

The 42-year-old actress is set to play Helen Gandy, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover’s loyal secretary for 54 years, in the upcoming film.

Leonardo DiCaprio will star as J. Edgar, while Josh Lucas will play aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Other previously reported cast members include Ed Westwick, as Agent Smith (Hoover’s biographer), and Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson (Hoover’s number two man at the FBI and his secret lover).

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Naomi join the J. Edgar cast?

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  • good for her

    cool, I love Naomi Watts… loved her in King kong and the Ring!!

  • lousa

    CAN I GET AN AMEN!

  • Don’t get it

    I like here. Pretty and not pretentious.

  • ßhˆtßtorm

    SNOOZEFEST – WHO CARES??!!
    WHERE IS HIS FAT AS/S WIFE, FART RAFELLI

  • M

    finally some LEGIT talent in a movie…not these floosies

  • mary

    i can only imagine the information that helen gandy had access to . in any case, someone with serious acting has taken on helen’s part

  • izzie

    Poor Amy Adams, I bet this crushed her big ego.

  • http://Tj Sligo ^_^ cute

    Leo the best and so handsome my faves actor 4ever

  • http://J.net Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    Leo are the best actor ever,, & hes my favi celebrity =D

  • smr

    unless we get nude Dicaprio I’m not interested.

  • jolie

    yes!!!! amazing cast!!! i love leo and naomi together in a film!!!

  • http://snicker prairie pig

    luv Leo!

  • Ruth

    Naomi is a wonderful actress and I look forward to watching her and Leo in this promising film.

  • Chantal

    Naomi is a good actress and I like the roles she chooses much better than her former BFF Nicole Kidman does, plus she’s not so icy as NK.

  • good for her

    I actually think Naomi would have also been a better Daisy for The Great Gatsby…she’s a really good actress…

  • http://veryverysexy!! sharyllee

    I am sick of Leo and Noami!!!! different actors please!!!

  • Mandy

    I look forward to seeing these two very talented actors interacting on screen.

  • CanadaGirl

    It’s exciting that this movie is going to have such a professional cast. Naomi is beautiful.
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    I think she would have made a very good Daisy too, but she is too mature for the role… well so is Leo, but men always seem to get a pass on that. O.o

  • CanadaGirl

    Sorry if this is a repost. Hopefully it posts because it has Andy Di ck’s name in it..
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    http://ca.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b222511_caught_andy_dicks_looking_heimlichs.html
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    Ignore the stuff about she-who-must-not-be-named.

  • CanadaGirl

    Oh… I didn’t even say, “Hello.”
    .
    *friendly wave*
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    Hi, Leo-fans.

  • hahaha

    This is the best part of the whole post, CanadaGirl.
    `Leo was playing the faithful card in full force all weekend. Hmmm, wonder how often he pulls that one?` hahaha I guess not very often! Or he was just very discreet about it?!

  • CanadaGirl

    lol… no kidding @hahaha: He was out with Lukas, I’m sure it wasn’t a church social like they are trying to portray it.

  • CanadaGirl

    Speaking of Lukas, a friend loaned me the first season of Criminal Minds, and I was just watching it (literally) and who’s in it?… Lukas…. He’s quite good and does well with the part. Oh, nice forearms too. :)

  • good for her

    @CanadaGirl:

    yeah, you are right that age wise she is older than the real Daisy would have been, but the reason I said she would be better is because she looks exactly like the way i would envision Daisy… she has such a sweet face, I just love her in her movies…I think she could pull it off b/c she’s still looks very young and she’s such a good actress, and would make such a good match with Leo imo… much better than Carey Mulligan… sorry, but I am disappointed with that choice.. I watched Wall Street the other day and oh god, there is just something annoying about that girl and I’m sorry to her fans, but she has this sour face expression that she does….. very off putting… :S but hopefully she pulls it off, cause great gatsby is a awesome story and deserves the best of the best…

  • CanadaGirl

    I liked Carey in Northanger Abbey. She was saucy and petulant, which was good for her role. I’m not familiar enough with her work to say that I dislike her for Gatsby, but she’s too young for the part. I’m curious what she’ll do with the role, however.
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    Hollywood. *sigh* Will they always bastardize literature?

  • pinkerton

    canada girl, thanks for the link. Yes, Leo is King Schlong. Ted aint talking di c k size he’s talking machismo and hollywood juice. He is King Leo. It fits many ways– he likes to “sext” and bar and he are high profile with constant paps— even if some idiot on her thread insists the opposite. Leo cant help it.

    The “in the know source” is his publicist Ken Sunshine, he always cleans up after Leo. Bet Barfie had a fit, because Ken has been posting he has a wandering eye too. just goes to show she is part of the business plan. I really wish they would really just leave him alone and let him screw whomever. Anybody but barfie. Just let them break up for christ’s sake.

    but she’ll never leave him anyway for any reason, not permanently, because what would she do without him? I mean really, what???

  • CanadaGirl

    The contrast in reporting between Leo and Andy’s nights out is funny. Most “published” news is fed from publicists, so you can pretty much discount entirely because it’s sanitized. Kind of shows who is and is not important in HW.

  • pinkerton

    shafterella is reese witherspoon; kumquat is chace crawford, he got herpes from his publicist who got it from, perhaps, Jake Gyllenhall.

    I am trying to find out who the girl is – some party girl who slept with Jake Gyllenhall? or John Mayer??? fill in the blanks for me people if you know.

    barfie’s folks say “their relationship works because they give each other space..” – yeah. so he can trick with whomever he wants when she isnt around. wouldnt work if she lived in LA.

  • raven

    Hi CanadaGirl!! I hope the new year is starting off well for you and everyone else.
    Even though I do not think that they make a good couple, I still think it would be messed up if he did cheat, no one deserves that. If he’s not happy he should just move on. If a soulmate does come into his life in the future, I hope he doesn’t do that to her as well.
    As for the girl i am wondering if it is that brunette cocktail waitress that hooked up with John mayer a while back? I think her name started with an S, I don’t remember the name.

  • pinkerton

    yeah, wasnt there tweets about leo flirting with a brunette ina club- ap arty girl wanna be??? someone “hot” but not well known….same chick??

  • CanadaGirl

    There was a girl awhile back that was being reported as hooking up with quite a few celebs? Perhaps it’s her? She’s pretty and late 20s , but doesn’t have a huge HW CV as I remember.

  • CanadaGirl

    On a completely unrelated note – just got my heating bill for last month. Holy sh*t. I…. I really can’t believe how high it is. I’m in shock. It’s been super cold, but ….. *speechless* O.O

  • CanadaGirl

    Look at this picture of Naomi:
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    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/watt-a-big-year-ahead-for-naomi/story-e6frf96o-1225995823874
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    I think a few HW stars could learn a lesson about aging beautifully and not jacking up your face with botox.
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    Wouldn’t it be great if Leo was with someone more like Naomi? Gorgeous, natural, good career based on her own merits, earns her own bank, sweet disposition but seems not to take any sh*t – all around a good catch. Liev snagged himself a good lady.

  • hahaha

    Yeah, it would be great to see him with someone like Naomi Watts. But what are the chances for that if he is into someone like barfie? Not much. Leo prefers airheads and Naomi W. is far from that.
    So according to the new Us Weekly Leo was seen dining with 20 models in Miami…

  • Fantomas

    Hi everybody :)
    20 models in Miami…. I don’t know what they did after dinner: they all returned to sleep and separately are going to roar Bar’s fan… I believe in it only half, he is the KING isn’t he ?
    It annihilates all the hopes of Bar and her fans to see them with a baby no man who spend his night with 20 models wants to cradle it is sad.
    I agree a woman as Naomi Watts it would be extraordinary and unrealistic at the hour.

  • CanadaGirl

    @hahaha: LOL. That’s too funny. Link please. :)

  • both

    nice to know he is moving on frfom barfie. the reason he was smiling in those hawaii pictures was because he was texting miss x behind barfie’s back. and this too- he didnt have to sleep with anyone of them he still took em out or hung out with them….in london he was texting directions to hook up later-so he didnt have to be seen leaving with them. just beam the hotel room number to their phones how hard is that???

    i still think the real woman is coming, i still think we will be suprised today, but face it, the naomi watts of the world are all taken… that leaves bimbos for now.

  • Fantomas

    No Bar and no piece of news of her since last January 19th where does she hide? We shall see certainly photos of them on her site to show us that everything is well between them and that a relationship can work only if you know you can be alone and you are not afraid because it is essential in a couple to have some space. Of course and while you are at home, Darling, he is going to have dinner with 20 girls that’s the trust :)

  • Fantomas

    A last comment. A French article wonders about the reason for which Léo was not named to Oscars. The author wonders if the Academy blames him for his choices of too similar roles and not enought dared for some years
    Affaire à suivre…

    http://cinema.fluctuat.net/blog/47430-oscars-2011-leonardo-dicaprio-fait-il-peur-a-l-amerique-.html

  • jolie

    @Fantomas:

    and? who cares about this french article? … and Julianne Moore? academy blames her for…? …

    Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar!! … GIVE ME A BREAK!! HAhahahaha.

  • hahaha

    @Canada Girl: I don`t have a link. I have seen Us Weekly at a newsstand and it was there. Maybe you should try their website… 20 models? IDK. I mean Us Weekly is not the most reliable gossip mag BUT I put it after People. Who knows?

  • both

    fantomas you said it- we give each other space= so he can have as many chicks on the side as possible and still have a regular girl in the media. that’s all its ever meant. hey if someone is getting rich off of “modelling” gigs and being at your side maybe you feel entitled. or if it is just for publicity sake then of course you feel entitled to do whatever you want on the dl.

    of course we’ll see them together soon. she’s the beard, not of his boyfirends but of the way he really is ! and he’s her beard for not really having it to model, face it she’s just not beautiful except in her mother’s mind.

    of course we’ll see them together soon…just like charles and diana in the later years when they were both openly fooling around….a little uncomfortable but what the hell not much differnent from normal.

    wonder where the next hookup will be, but maybe he’s filming/working soon and wont have so much time for vacations?? and why put up with barfie when you are busy ! she’s strictly for down time. a nice hobby! Like golf ! or bumper pool! skiing!

    but the silence from the barf freaks has been interesting on this site for the last week or so. where’s sparkly adi with her bs? and they have been putting in little jabs at him so that is a sign that things are not great or in doubt in her camp. we’ll see!

    leo, shave and get rid of your beard! she’s ugly and boring and a pain in the neck and makes you look like an a-hole!

    of course there will be a barrage of bullshit soon…10,9,8, 7,6,5

    wonder where the next once a month hook up will be? La again??

    also i wonder where he was that week she was in mexico without him?? hmmm…..he ws totally MIA…who / where was he shacking with???

  • good for her

    @CanadaGirl:

    that is not the best picture of her, but I still think she’s beautiful… and I love that she’s going to play Marilyn Monroe… I think she will do her justice… Michelle Williams is so not convincing me for that role, even in Shutter Island her face made me shutter..sorry to her fans, but there’s something about her that puts me off :S
    and I totally agree with you about Naomi, she is a catch.. I would marry her if I was a guy, she just has this attractiveness about her, it’s not even her looks, it’s this sweet quality about her that makes her very attractive.

  • CanadaGirl

    I like that pic. because it isn’t perfect. Imagine… facial lines. How refreshingly ordinary! I’m looking forward to that new Marilyn movie too. MM is tops in my book.
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    I think Michelle is cute in a sort of elfish/pixie kinda way. I’ve seen worse – Kesha for example.

  • CanadaGirl

    JJ….. linking to nude film roles… lol.

  • good for her

    @CanadaGirl:

    yes, I remember that scene from Mulholland Drive, it was freaky like most of david lynch’s stuff…at least she has nice perky boobs lol :)

  • CanadaGirl

    He’s got a ‘special’ way of story telling alright. Naomi does well with dark and quirky roles tho’.

  • raven

    Wouldn’t it be great if Leo was with someone more like Naomi? Gorgeous, natural, good career based on her own merits, earns her own bank, sweet disposition but seems not to take any sh*t – all around a good catch.

    **Totally agree with you there CanadaGirl!! Maybe working with her will be a good influence on him. I hope someone like this does come into his life and that he will know how to appreciate her.

    i still think the real woman is coming, i still think we will be suprised today, but face it, the naomi watts of the world are all taken… that leaves bimbos for now.

    **I agree as well, both. Hopefully she will come around soon.

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