A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
J. Edgar; First official pics of Leonardo DiCaprio & Naomi Watts in Clint Eastwood’s F.B.I chief bio-pic.
As is the norm these days there have been pics ‘leaking” from this film for a while ; but now Warner Brothers have released two pictures from Clint Eastwood’s fast approaching film based on the life of the most famous director of the F.B.I , J Edgar Hoover. The pics show DiCaprio as the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation alongside his secretary Helen Gandy, played by Naomi Watts. The second shows DiCaprio as Hoover in classic evidence / statement giving mode in front of microphones.
The film has been written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, Big Love) and is the latest film to be directed by the one of the most successful actor / directors of all time. With 4 Oscar nominations, and one win (Unforgiven) as a director already, a new Clit Eastwood film is always something to be taken seriously. Joing DiCaprio and Watts are Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson; Judi Dench as Anne Marie Hoover (J Edgar’s mother); Ken Howard as U.S. attorney General Harlan F. Stone and Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh (a famous aviator who lost his son in a kidnapping turned to murder. In fact the tragic outcome of that case led to significant increases in ‘Federal laws) .
I will NOT tell you what the ending of Inception means!
Leonardo DiCaprio has grown into one of the best actors around over the past 15 years and after his 1 – 2 distorted reality hits of 2010, Shutter Island & Inception, it feels like a while since he’s been on the big screen. J. Edgar will begin a platform release on the 9th of November.