Armie Hammer, who played both of the Winklevoss twins in this fall’s critically-acclaimed “The Social Network,” will play yet another real life character in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed J. Edgar Hoover biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Armie confirmed the reported casting to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush by e-mail on Wednesday.
According to E! Online, Armie has been cast as Clyde Tolson, who served as the Associate Director of the FBI under Hoover, who founded the government crime-fighting organization in 1935.
Tolson, who died in 1975, was a rumored love interest of Hoover, who died in 1972.
Hoover’s personal life and sexuality has been a major source of speculation and interest for history buffs, but according to E!, the movie won’t filled with “guy-on-guy action.”
“There is just smooching, no bedroom scenes,” a source told E!.
The Clint Eastwood-directed J. Edgar Hoover biopic is slated to start filming in February 2011.