J. Edgar Hoover biopic is coming, and we’re covering every single detail about this Clint Eastwood‘s project.
Today, we’re here to report that Josh Lucas (Stealth, Glory Road) has been cast as aviation icon Charles Lindbergh.
Busy guy, indeed, you might remember that Lucas is also up for the titular role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Let’s all check out some facts about this quite interesting character.
J. Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the FBI of the United States and instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972.
Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modern innovations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.
Late in life, and after his death, Hoover became an increasingly controversial figure. His critics have accused him of exceeding the jurisdiction of the FBI.
As we previously reported, Leonardo DiCaprio will play FBI chief Hoover.
Josh Lucas’ character comes in because the FBI investigated the kidnapping and murder of Lindbergh’s son in 1932. Hoover also kept files on him for various reasons.
Other previously announced stars in the movie include Ed Westwick who landed the role of Agent Smith.
Damon Herriman has been cast as Bruno Hauptmann, along with Armie Hammer playing Leo’s lover.
We’ll keep an eye on J. Edgar, stay tuned!