Armie Hammer in Talks to Play J. Edgar Hoover’s Lover in Clint Eastwood’s J. EDGAR; Charlize Theron Offered the Role of Hoover’s Secretary

     December 8, 2010


Armie Hammer’s portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network has deservedly garnered the young actor a lot of attention – with some even suggesting he could make a good Superman for Zack Snyder’s reboot. Now EW reports that Hammer is in talks to costar with Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic J. Edgar. Hammer would reportedly play Hoover’s advisor and lover Clyde Tolson (although there is much controversy surrounding the factual accuracy of that last part). The fact that Hammer has been cast in such a role suggests the film will not shy away from Hoover’s oft-disputed personal life.

Meanwhile, Vulture is reporting that Charlize Theron has been offered the role of J. Edgar Hoover’s personal secretary, Helen Gandy. Gandy began her career as a Justice Department file clerk and ended up working for Hoover for over 54 years.  For previous coverage on J. Edgar, click here.

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