leonardo dicaprio naomi watts j edgar image Debut Trailer For Clint Eastwoods J. Edgar   Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer & Naomi Watts

Warner Bros have unveiled this debut trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio-starring J. Edgar Hoover biopic ‘J. Edgar.’ The film co-stars Armie Hammer as Clyde Toulson, Hoover’s second in command, and secret lover, Judie Dench plays Hoover’s mother, Anne Marie Hoover, Jeffrey Donovan stars as Robert F. Kennedy, while Naomi Watts will play Helen Gandy, Hoover’s loyal secretary for 54 years from 1918-1972. Lea Thompson, Josh Lucas, Damon Herriman, Ken Howard and Ed Westwick also star. Clint Eastwood directs from a script by ‘Milk’ Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black.  ‘J. Edgar’ is released in cinemas November 9th in the US, and January 20th in the UK.

Based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the man often credited with making the FBI what it is today: an efficient, crime-fighting organization shrouded in secrecy. Hoover founded the organization in 1935 and remained director until his death in 1972.

As America’s top cop for five decades, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the creation of the FBI, helped popularize fingerprints and other forensic evidence, and wielded nearly unchecked authority to manipulate evidence and investigate supposed enemies of the state such as Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Now director Clint Eastwood is turning the tables, prying into Hoover’s life in a big-screen biopic that would doubtless make the notorious G-man squirm.