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Joaquin Phoenix Is The Top Choice To Play Leonardo DiCaprio's Lover In Hoover Biopic

Posted on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:47 PM PDT

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We already knew Leonardo DiCaprio was reportedly starring in Clint Eastwood's Hoover as J. Edgar Hoover himself, but we had no idea that Joaquin Phoenix was Clint's top choice to play Hoover's infamous lover Clyde Tolson!

Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black has written the screenplay for the film, and NY Mag raises an interesting point: Eastwood’s casting agent is scheduled to arrive in LA very shortly, and since Casey Affleck has recently revealed that Phoenix was not a drugged out mess for the past two years, he could very well get the part.

Sources familiar with the film note that the studio hasn't yet finalized a deal with DiCaprio, but Phoenix is "expected to receive the offer to play Tolson as soon as DiCaprio’s deal closes." Can't wait for this! Maybe Leo will finally get that Academy Award?



It's about time!

 





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