DiCaprio set to begin Hoover project in 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced that filming for Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic will begin in January/February 2011.

The film will focus on controversial figure J. Edgar Hoover, who founded the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1930s and remained its director until his death nearly forty years later.

Hoover was known to be a shady operator who kept files on countless public figures and world leaders - and was himself not immune to scandal - so there is plenty of great material for Eastwood and DiCaprio to work with.

On breaking with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio recently joked that "an infidelity is in place".

Eastwood famously beat Scorsese and DiCaprio's The Aviator to the Best Picture Oscar in 2005 with Million Dollar Baby .

Regardless of the material or subject, a collaboration between these two is something we definitely can't wait to see.

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