Leonardo DiCaprio is back to work: principal photography on the highly anticipated biopic “Hoover,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring DiCaprio as the former FBI boss, has begun. The first on-set photos are out.
Since “Inception,” Leo has officially become the highest paid actor in Hollywood
, the go-to man for solid performances
and box office success.
It’s no wonder then that Eastwood wanted him to breathe life into the story of the controversial J. Edgar Hoover, a man whose personal life remains shrouded in mystery and plagued by questions.
As of now, shooting is taking place in Los Angeles. There are two different sets of on-set photos online, AceShowbiz
In one, DiCaprio is seen on the porch of the Hoover house, taking indications from the director (Eastwood) and teaching a co-star how to smoke.
He’s dressed smartly in a black suit and white shirt, and has had his lighter hair dyed a darker shade to resemble Hoover more. He’s smoking in several shots.
In another set of pictures, he’s seen in a brown suit and brown cap, riding a bicycle through town, as camera crews accompany him.
Also in the first set of pictures is a good look at Dame Judi Dench’s character. She plays Hoover’s mother in the film and is dressed in a blue dress, and has her arms occupied with shopping bags.
Armie Hammer of “The Social Network” has also been cast in the film
, though he’s yet to be seen on set. He will play Hoover’s young assistant and rumored lover Clyde Tolson.
In a recent interview, Armie talked about the “Hoover” script, hinting that fans should expect to see the mystery on Hoover’s orientation solved for once and for all.
“It’s not a kissing scene – it’s a ton of kissing scenes. [Leo is] a talented actor. I’m not nervous or afraid of it being awkward. The script is great. The scenes are in there for a reason. I’m really excited,” Hammer said, as cited by AceShowbiz.
For more on-set photos from “Hoover” in LA, see here
. The film comes out in 2012.