Watch Leonardo DiCaprio In Clint Eastwood’s J. EDGAR Trailer

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LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as J. Edgar Hoover in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “J. EDGAR,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Keith Bernstein

Due in theaters on November 9 (Limited) / November 11 (Wide), here’s the 1st trailer (via Apple) for Warner Bros. Pictures’ J. EDGAR starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard and Judi Dench.

Okay, so what’s everyone think? Will the film will be as great as the trailer or just another by-the-numbers biopic? I guess it all depends on what aspects of Hoover’s career are focused on. They’re obviously hitting on the race riots, the gangsters, having Kennedy under his thumb, but how deep will it delve into him being a Mama’s boy versus being head of the G-Men.

I already love cinematographer Tom Stern’s hazy interior shots. He’s previously worked with Eastwood on INVICTUS, GRAN TORINO, HEREAFTER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, CHANGELING, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, MYSTIC RIVER, BLOOD WORK.

From those few scenes with Judi Dench, safe bet we’ll be hearing her name in the Best Supporting Actress category come Oscar nomination morning. One thing is for sure, count on seeing Clint – alot – this awards season.

(L-r) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as J. Edgar Hoover and NAOMI WATTS as Helen Gandy in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “J. EDGAR,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Keith Bernstein

Drama. “J. Edgar” explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz
Executive Producers: Tim Moore, Erica Huggins

This film has been rated R for brief strong language.

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  1. Leonard

    September 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Great Find, Michelle! It looks pretty interesting, though it seems to have shades of The Aviator. DiCaprio’s going to be great in this, but I’m curious about Armie Hammer’s character in this. Hopefully it’ll be great.

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