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Clint Eastwood Wants Joaquin Phoenix to Play J. Edgar Hoover’s Lover


Ha. Was James Franco unavailable?!

Clint Eastwood is finalizing plans to direct Hoover, a film about J. Edgar Hoover and his protégé, Clyde Tolson. The script, who was written by Dustin Lance Black, tells the story of the two assumed lovers that headed the FBI.

Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks for the role of Hoover and Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be first choice for Tolson.

Hoover and Tolson were not only in close contact at the Bureau, but they dined, socialized and vacationed together. When Hoover died, Tolson became the beneficiary of his life-insurance policy, inherited his estate and eventually moved into his house.

Wowsa! Very inneresting.

[Image via WENN.]

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