Eastwood's J. Edgar trailer arrives
"Even great men can be corrupted", and that's what the trailer for Clint Eastwood's upcoming biographical film about the man behind the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, suggests, that the man himself became corrupted by the power he had, even rising to control over Presidents.
There is indeed a hint of something between Hoover and Tolson, and it isn't really too subtle, but then it isn't in your face and taking over the story either, not by the trailer anyway.
I'm really surprised that the trailer has been delivered so quickly, but here it is and it's looking really good. We know that Leonardo DiCaprio is playing J. Edgar Hoover and that Armie Hammer is playing his second in command Clyde Tolson, but also in there are some strong names and some interesting choices too, actors such as Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Josh Lucas, Stephen Root, Jeffrey Donovan, Dermot Mulroney, Lea Thompson and Ed Westwick to name but a few.
Here's the blurb for J. Edgar:
J. Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
The trailer itself does suggest a strong character driven story that is going to look at the man as he goes from the idealistic to the corrupt, bending the law and people to get what he thinks is right for the FBI and the country. I'm not sure the progression I thought we might see in the trailer is laid out as well, but everything about it is drawing me in, not least the fact that Clint Eastwood is directing, and I love him as a director.
Here's a flash version of the trailer from Apple Trailers where you can see the high definition version:
What do you think? It looks like it's going to be another great film for Eastwood, but is the story going to be something that will grab hold of the audience? I think it will considering it pulls in Presidents and a behind the man reveal that so many people round the world will be interested in seeing.