Clint Eastwood (and Chrysler) wants you to know it’s halftime in America. A surprisingly evocative ad.
Trailer: J. Edgar - Nov. 9
Directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Dustin Lance Black. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Ed Westwick, Dermot Mulroney, Judie Dench, Lea Thompson, and Stephen Root.
The dream team that’s been assembled here appear to be delivering on their laurels as only this combination of talent could. It’s got the sweeping cinematics of Eastwood, and the committal of Leo, with the intrigue and depth of Lance Black. I’m probably biased as I was sold before the trailer, but I had no idea of the scope - hopefully they pull it off and attract the attention of the Academy they’re clearly aiming for.
Start Back-To-School Right With A ‘Gran Torino’ Lunch box
From the brillaint (and possibly distrurbed) mind of artist Brandon Bird comes the Saturday Morning Cartoon version of Gran Torino. Just in time for back-to-school you can get a brand spanking new ‘Gran Torino’ lunch box to show off to all the kids at school who will be super-jealous. Considering that Clint Eastwood’s ‘Gran Torino’ came off as more untintentionally hilarious than thought provoking and moving, I can think of a better film in need of a Saturday Morning cartoon treatment than ‘Gran Torino’.
Poster: J. Edgar
“The Social Network” star Armie Hammer is in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic, which is now titled “J. Edgar,” the actor’s publicist has confirmed to TheWrap. DiCaprio stars as the former FBI director, while Hammer will play Clyde Tolson, the former lawyer-turned-G-man who is rumored to have been Hoover’s gay lover.
Clint Eastwood confirmed to Reuters that Leonardo DiCaprio will play J. Edgar Hoover in his biopic of the powerful FBI director. But the 80-year-old director shot down reports that Joaquin Phoenix would be cast as Hoover’s lieutenant — and reputed lover — Clyde Tolson. “No. I don’t know where that came from,” Eastwood said. “Didn’t [Phoenix] become a rapper?”
This went from mediocre casting news post to awesome quotez time with Clint Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood’s latest, “Hoover,” has been the talk of the town recently since New York Magazine’s Culture Vulture blog announced that the director wants Joaquin Phoenix to play the title character’s boyfriend, Clyde Tolson. There seemed to be some doubts, though, as to whether or not long-time leading man Leonardo DiCaprio was still attached to the role of J. Edgar Hoover, but MovieLine had the chance to catch up with the film’s screenwriter, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, who was able to set the record straight on the matter. Needless to say, the film is still starring DiCaprio, though Black was mum on the Phoenix rumors.
According to Black, the script is completed and the film is set to start shooting early next year, and that the script won’t be as linear as his previous Oscar-winner, “Milk.” “People know Hoover — or think they know Hoover — and that’s great as a writer because you’re free as a writer to explore other stuff,” Black said. “People didn’t know Milk, so I think it needed a more traditional structure.”