Clint Eastwood is really getting very, very comfortable on the director’s chair. After a slew of very successful and highly regarded movies, he has set his eyes on directing a biopic on J. Edgar Hoover, the very controversial director of the FBI.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Imagine Entertainment, which is operated by both Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, will be producing the movie.
For those of you who don’t know Hoover, he was the first director of the FBI. He was actually one of the leading lights in the founding of the Agency and he remained its director until his death in 1972. He was credited for many of the advances that made the FBI such a formidable law enforcement agency. But he was also a very controversial figure because he was seen as a man who tried to exceed the reach and jurisdiction of the FBI. He is also reportedly a closet homosexual.
Dustin Lance Black, who wrote Milk, will write the biopic’s script.