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Leo to play ex-FBI head

entertainment Updated: Jun 21, 2010 01:18 IST

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Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has bagged the role of J Edgar Hoover in an upcoming biopic about the former FBI director’s life.

The currently untitled epic movie which will be directed by Clint Eastwood. “He’s going to spread his wings,” a source said.

Legendary actor-turned-filmmaker Eastwood will co-produce with Brian Grazer and Rob Lorenz through Imagine and Malpaso studios.

The film will see DiCaprio and Eastwood work together for the first time.