Leonardo di Caprio to play FBI founder

Eastwood’s J Edgar Hoover biopic finds leading man

Leonardo diCaprio has confirmed that he will take the title role in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming biopic Hoover, reports Deadline.

The film tells the story of J Edgar Hoover, the founder of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation and the man who innovated the use of fingerprinting.

Eastwood is the latest in a long line of award winning directors that di Caprio has worked with, including Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott and Sam Mendes.