Naomi Watts to work with Clint Eastwood

Actress joins cast of the director's J Edgar Hoover biopic

Naomi Watts has signed on for a role in Clint Eastwood‘s new film about J Edgar Hoover.

Watts joins the cast of J Edgar, a biopic of the legendary FBI director, who is to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

She will take on the role of Helen Gandy, reports Variety magazine. Charlize Theron had previously been linked with the role of Gandy, who was Hoover‘s secretary between 1918 and 1972.

J Edgar‘s cast also includes Dame Judi Dench, Ed Westick, Armie Hammer and Josh Lucas.

No release date for the film has been announced yet.