Leonardo DiCaprio. Deadline confirmed the news earlier about the untitled film, which was written by Milk's Dustin Lance Black and set to be directed by Clint Eastwood.
Hoover was known as being an eccentric man who might have been a homosexual. I think the casting choice of DiCaprio is a good one. He's excellent at playing odd figures, as in The Aviator. Also, it will be interesting to see how Lance Black has tied-in the homosexual undertones.
I'm not a big fan of Eastwood's directing style, and Tonedog disagrees, I'm sure, (although I really liked Changeling). But I think that Eastwood's style will work nicely here, given the central figure. He can just set the camera down and let the actor take over.
Your thoughts, anyone?