August 12, 2011 07:41:11 GMT
The 'Titanic' star suits up and sports a sleek hair style to portray the first director of FBI in the Clint Eastwood-directed biopic.
Entertainment Weekly has got its hand on the first official picture from "J. Edgar". It features lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in a scene where he delivers a speech. Looking fierce, he suits up in a grey outfit with many other men in the background.
DiCaprio dons prosthetic makeup to portray the first director of FBI during his elderly years. "To me, it's really a story of how absolute power corrupts absolutely," the "Inception" actor gushes about the film, before adding, "He was always an outsider."
Directed by Clint Eastwood, the biopic will trace "Hoover's life from his childhood in Washington, D.C., through his ascent to power in the 1920s, his 50-year reign over the FBI, and his death in 1972." It is set for a limited release on November 9 in the U.S., before expanding to theaters across the nation on November 11.
Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Ed Westwick and Judi Dench additionally support the drama film.