Josh Lucas Signs On For "J. Edgar"

1/26/2011 Posted by Admin

Josh Lucas Signs On For "J. Edgar"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Clint Eastwood's upcoming film "J. Edgar" is shaping up to be quite the biopic. The top of the cast is fantastic with Leonardo DiCaprio set to play J. Edgar Hoover and Armie Hammer signed to play his lover Clyde Tolson.

The supporting cast is excellent as well, and just got a bit better by adding another solid name to a list that already includes Judi Dench, Damon Herriman and Ed Westwick. According to Deadline, Josh Lucas has joined the cast.

Lucas will play one of America's most well-known figures, pilot Charles A. Lindbergh, in the drama. Five years after receiving worldwide acclaim for flying across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Lindbergh's son was kidnapped and later murdered. J. Edgar Hoover was the head of The Bureau of Investigation, which was handling the extremely notable case.

Eastwood is directing from a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, though shooting dates have yet to be locked.

According to the article, Lucas is also rumored to be playing Lincoln in the adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which actually would be a pretty good fit. Over his career Lucas has been a solid performer and has turned in some excellent work in films like "American Psycho," "A Beautiful Mind" and "You Can Count on Me."

Eastwood's film is sure to be an awards contender when it is released and the cast keeps getting more and more solid. The film should shoot later this year for a 2012 release.

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  1. jan_shaw said...

    So excited Josh has 2 new movies coming up!! I especially can't wait for Lincoln Lawyer, looks awesome!