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Eastwood boards Hoover biopic

You’d think the old fella would be winding down considering he’s set to celebrate his 80th birthday this May.

But Clint Eastwood is still cranking out the classics like they’re going out of style. And, frankly, we’re grateful that he is. Especially when he’s signing onto projects like new biopic Hoover .

Yep, it’s about former FBI director J Edgar Hoover, who worked there from 1935 until his death in 1972.

Originally scribbled by Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black for Ron Howard to direct, Eastwood has taken on the project after Howard’s Imagine Entertainment decided to forego it.

But we can’t imagine it will be long before Eastwood’s favourite Warner Bros swoop in to the rescue and offer to foot the bills on the guy’s new flick - he's made his last 11 movies there.

Eastwood’s next film, the mysterious supernatural drama Hereafter , is set for release at the tail end of 2010, and stars Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Think you'll Hoover this one up?