Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s potential Oscar contender, J. Edgar. The biopic stars Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was surrounded by controversy as his career in the Bureau progressed.
Watch the trailer below:
The films also stars Armie Hammer as lawyer-turned-FBI-official — and, some say, Hoover’s lover — Clyde Tolson. Though the pair didn’t always agree on political tactics, Tolson remained a loyal friend and advisor to Hoover. Naomi Watts plays Helen Gandy, a Justice Department file clerk Hoover selected as his personal secretary at the age of 21 who wound up working for him for over 54 years, and Judi Dench appears as Hoover’s mother.
J. Edgar will have a limited release starting on Wednesday November 9th, followed by an Oscar-friendly wide release two days later on November 11th. Could this be Leo’s shot at a trophy after being nominated (and missing out) three times?