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Ed Westwick, Armie Hammer & Josh Lucas Join DiCaprio in J. Edgar

19 January 2011 7:41 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Josh Lucas (pictured right, Life as We Know It) is in talks to join Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl"), Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Damon Herriman ("Justified") in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. The biopic is about the original and most famous director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was named as head of the Bureau of Investigation in 1924 and became director of the FBI when it was founded in 1935, holding the position until he died in 1972.

Hoover served during the Depression-fueled bank robbery era of John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde and the Prohibition-fueled Mafia/organized crime era of Al Capone and the like. As time went on, Hoover fought against Communists in America in the 1950s and in the rebellious 1960s became very concerned with citizens he believed to be "subversives" (including John Lennon).  One of the things Hoover is known »

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