We got the fantastic first look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming biopic, J. Edgar, back in the summer. This was then followed up a few weeks ago with the film’s utterly awesome first trailer, coupled with a teaser poster, which really cemented the likelihood that it will at least be getting nominated at next year’s Academy Awards.
Two more excellent new posters for Eastwood’s next directorial effort have now been released online, courtesy of ComingSoon.net, and they really are so well done. The signature font that the advertising is now going with for the film’s title is perfect, and I cannot wait for this to come to our cinemas next year.
“Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the film 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 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.”
With a supporting cast that includes Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Dame Judi Dench, Ed Westwick, and Josh Lucas, and a script from Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk), this really is going to be something special. America is lucky enough to be getting J. Edgar next month, making it eligible for the Oscars early next year, but we’ll have to wait until 20th January to see it here.
It certainly looks like it will be well worth the wait though, and these trailers are another piece in what has already been a terrific advertising campaign so far. Without further ado, here they are to feast your eyes on. As usual, click to enlarge.