Clint Eastwood’s upcoming biopic J. Edgar will show Leonardo DiCaprio in a whole new light. Playing the first director of the FBI, the handsome DiCaprio looks as though he’s stepped right into character (all that Oscar talk isn’t for nothing) and right out of the dreamboat image he created back in 1997′s Titanic. DiCaprio has pretty much grown up right in front of our eyes, but never quite like this before. Check out some of the stills featuring DiCaprio as a younger Hoover with his mother (played by Judi Dench) and DiCaprio as a not-so-younger Hoover. J.Edgar opens in theaters on Nov. 11. READ FULL STORY
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Leonardo DiCaprio is “the most powerful man in the world.” But will that finally get him Oscar? The new poster for J. Edgar certainly seems to emphasize one thing about Clint Eastwood’s November biopic of the former FBI director: The acting. And DiCaprio looking this intense… well, it’s a look that suits him best, right?
Click the jump to see the poster for the buzzy film (handsome cast! Homosexual undertones! Leo’s accent!), and immediately enter DiCaprio into your Oscar pools. READ FULL STORY
From the first glimpse at J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood’s star-studded biopic of the controversial FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, it’s clear that Leonardo DiCaprio thinks his performance in The Aviator was child’s play. That 2004 movie focused on a few chapters of the life of dynamic entrepreneur Howard Hughes, before eccentricities turned him into a recluse. J. Edgar is much more ambitious, with clips in the trailer capturing Hoover’s childhood, his role in the establishment of the FBI in the 1930s, and his consolidation of power that lasted into the Nixon administration. With the help of make-up, DiCaprio ages from his 30s in to his 70s. It’s certainly an epic undertaking for any actor. Take a look. READ FULL STORY
Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, will have its world premiere at the opening night of the 25th annual AFI Fest on Nov. 3. The heavily anticipated film, which co-stars Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, and Judi Dench, skipped this month’s festivals in Venice, Toronto, and New York. The movie opens in select theaters on Nov. 9 before going wide two days later.
No kid says he wants to be J. Edgar Hoover when he grows up.
He was America’s Top Cop for five decades, but somewhere along the line, the FBI founder went from protector to tyrant in the minds of many Americans.
Hoover unified the federal police force, helped popularize fingerprints and other forensic evidence… then went sadly astray, abusing his power, manipulating elected officials and, most damningly, wiretapping and intimidating civil rights leaders. That tragic arc is at the heart of director Clint Eastwood’s drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the notorious G-man.
“I started to become curious about the ‘why,’” says screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winner for 2008’s Milk. “He did wonderful things for this country, but why did he ended up doing so many things that were heinous and harmful? I think it was all in the name of trying to fill that void, where love goes, with public admiration. This is a guy who from his earliest years was told he could never express the love he felt.”
Was Hoover was gay or straight? The movie leaves it open to interpretation, according to Eastwood, but one thing is undeniable — he was an achingly solitary man. And there was far more to him than that.
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The Toronto Film Festival is the unofficial launch of Academy Awards season, but one of this year’s most Oscar-friendly films is taking a pass. Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, his biopic of the longtime FBI bureaucrat starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will not screen in Toronto or at the New York Film Festival this September, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. tells EW, confirming a Toronto.com report.
J. Edgar is scheduled for a limited release on Nov. 9 before going wide two days later.
‘J. Edgar’ clip premiers at CinemaCon
Warner Bros. has announced release dates for its Oscar hopefuls from directors Clint Eastwood and Stephen Daldry. The studio confirms Eastwood’s J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will get a limited release on Nov. 9 before going wide Nov. 11. Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, will open in select cities on Dec. 25, and go wide Jan. 20.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D, starring Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Caine, and Vanessa Hudgens, will now open Feb. 10, as opposed to Jan. 27. Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller Gravity 3D, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, has been set for Nov. 12, 2012.
Apparently, there was enough gold in them thar hills this weekend with Cowboys & Aliens that Universal is developing another western-themed star vehicle — this time with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. According to the Los Angeles Times (and confirmed by EW), the studio is developing an adaptation of Boston Teran’s 2010 novel about a smalltime assassin who runs guns to Mexico in 1910 with a lawman in hot pursuit. It’s not clear yet which role DiCaprio is considering, but if the A-lister signs on, it would not only help fast-track the film, but would also be his second commitment to the genre following his recent casting in Quentin Tarantino’s in-the-works oater Django Unchained. Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) adapted the screenplay and is attached to direct the film.
Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) is currently in Paris to promote his new film Warrior, the action-packed tearjerking tale co-starring Tom Hardy, written and directed by Gavin O’Connor (Miracle), about estranged brothers who must face each other in a mixed martial arts championship. (It hits theaters Sept. 9.) But EW was also able to ask the 37-year-old actor about his next role: that of Tom Buchanan in the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
“I can’t wait,” says Edgerton. READ FULL STORY
Though its cast is still coming together, Quentin Tarantino’s next movie at least has a release date. Django Unchained, a spaghetti Western about a former Southern slave who attempts to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner, will greet fans on Christmas Day 2012, The Weinstein Company confirmed today. (ComingSoon.net had the initial story).
Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be in final talks for the role of the evil slave owner, while Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) is expected to play a German bounty hunter. Will Smith, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, and Jamie Foxx have been mentioned as possible candidates for the lead, with Samuel L. Jackson in the mix for another role.
Unchained would be Tarantino’s first December release since Jackie Brown opened on Christmas Day in 1997.
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