Clint Eastwood is teaming with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment for his next directing project, a biopic of controversial FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
Hoover was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935 and turned it into an efficient crimefighting organization. He remained its director until his death in 1972, but his sculpted persona was already coming apart at the seams; he employed the FBI to harass political activists and used illegal methods to make secret files on leaders. Many biographies also assert the man was a closeted homosexual and cross-dresser.
The project doesn’t have a studio yet, but Eastwood will likely bring it to Warner Brothers.