Along with Leonardo DiCaprio leading Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar about the historical FBI founder and director, the cast has rounded out beautifully with the likes of Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh, Judi Dench in an unknown role, Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson and more. Now yet another name has been added to the roster as Jeffrey Donovan, who was in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, recently updated his own Twitter feed saying that, “I fly to LA Sunday. I have been [cast] as Bobby Kennedy opposite [Leonardo DiCaprio] in Hoover. Excited. :) Working with Mr Eastwood again. Dreams come true.”
Donovan definitely deserves some more play on the big screen, but the actor has also been busy with his series Burn Notice on USA Network. It’s unclear just how pivotal the role will be, but whether it’s a brief appearance or not, Donovan’s addition to the cast (noticed on Twitter by Collider) just sweetens the deal. With the film expected in theaters sometime later this year, there’s no doubt this will be a film to keep an eye on when awards season rolls around in early 2012. After being relatively unimpressed with Hereafter, I’m looking forward to Eastwood getting back on track with a strong cast like this. How about you?
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Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo DiCaprio will co-star
My my, actor Leonardo DiCaprio is certainly getting risky in his maturing acting career! The actor apparently shared a “very tender” gay, on-screen kiss with fellow actor Armie Hammer, who co-stars in DiCaprio’s latest flick, J. Edgar.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer will be kissing in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar, written by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black. Not only do the two actors kiss, but Black reveals the lip-locking is “very tender”.
“Yes, certainly there’s a relationship between these two guys,” Black tells Entertainment Online at Elton John’s Academy Awards party benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “And it wouldn’t be a Dustin Lance Black script if it didn’t have a little gay kissing in it. So the answer is yes.”
“Those who want to see that will be pleased,” Black added. “I think it’s done in a very tender way, surprisingly.”
And when asked whether or not DiCaprio cross-dressed in the film, Black simply teased, “I gotta’ leave something for you to buy a ticket for.”
Source: The Post Chronicle
Inception, arguably the best movie of the year, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is up for 8 Academy Awards this year.
Surprisingly, however, Leonardo is not up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Inception is up for these Awards:
• Best Motion Picture of the Year
• Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
• Best Achievement in Cinematography
• Best Achievement in Art Direction
• Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Hamm took advantage of the pre-Oscars parties happening around LA last Thursday, with each actor adding Grey Goose’s bash at the Soho House to his itinerary. Jon hung out with the British star Nick Jones, who hosted the event, while Leo caught up with his old friend Donovan Leitch. The evening out gave Leo a chance to break from filming J. Edgar.
Inception has been nominated in nine categories at this year’s Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction and Best Actor.
Inception leads the pack for this year’s Saturn Awards with nine nominations
The Christopher Nolan-directed movie
Baz Luhrmann settled on the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as his next project and now is looks like he’s also decided to shoot it in 3D.
Yes, you read that right. The Playlist has reported that the director has “brushed off” the novel’s iconic New York setting as a shooting location. Instead he will bring the production to Fox Studios in Sydney, which has also housed such major films as The Matrix trilogy, the Star Wars prequels as well as Luhrmann’s own Moulin Rouge! and Australia.
The project will mark the first ever live-action 3D film to be made in the state of New South Wales, beating out George Miller’s new Mad Max film. Miller’s project was all set to take the title before it was significantly delayed, though both films are being backed by Warner Bros.
Bringing Gatsby to Australia’s Harbour City was a deal that was reportedly secured by the state’s film investment fund as well as some unnamed incentives. All of which had to be a major attraction compared to typical through-the-roof taxes on New York productions.
NSW premier Kristina Kenneally had this to say:
“This comes at a good time for the film industry. Australia was thought to be losing international filmmaking due to the strong Aussie dollar
Stephen Root has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’ J. Edgar Hoover biopic J. Edgar.
According to Variety, Clint Eastwood is directing from a script written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk).
Shooting is underway.
The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover alongside Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas and Ken Howard.
Hoover was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation in 1924 and later was the head of the FBI when it was founded 11 years later.
Root will play Arthur Koehler, a wood specialist who helps Hoover solve the mystery of the Lindbergh kidnapping case through an examination of the ladder used by the kidnapper.
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing through Imagine Entertainment along with Eastwood and Rob Lorenz through their Warner-based Malpaso production shingle.
Root can be currently seen in Fox Searchlight’s comedy Cedar Rapids. He voices a character in the upcoming animated film Rango and will be seen in The Conspirator, Everything Must Go and Red State.
Source: Monsters and Critics
Amanda Seyfried has admitted that as a teenager, she was “obsessed” with Leonardo DiCaprio.
As an 11-year-old, she watched the actor in Romeo + Juliet and said that inspired her to get into the business herself.
The 25-year-old told Interview magazine, “I’ve always loved movies that have that kind of fantastical element to them. I was obsessed with Romeo + Juliet. I was, like, 11 when it came out. I watched it all the time. I couldn’t stop watching it.
“Leonardo DiCaprio was my absolute favorite. I was just so inspired by that movie, for whatever reason. It’s beautiful. It’s bright. It’s vivid and intense. And then the love story and the soundtrack. I probably shouldn’t have seen it as young I did, but I did and I loved it.”
Source: Monsters and Critics