I forgot all about Clint Eastwood‘s latest film J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the founder of the FBI. Usually Eastwood and DiCaprio’s films are big contenders at the Oscars but this trailer is actually kind of boring. The set looks good and DiCaprio does seem to be trying his best, but there’s something about the trailer that brings back memories of Invictus, which I thought was a complete drag.
Hopefully it’s just a poorly cut trailer and something better will follow, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Eastwood has made yet another sleeper film. He’s a talented director, but sometimes I think he forgets how to engage the audience.
The film also stars Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Root and Josh Lucas.
J. Edgar opens in limited release on November 9th with a wide release following on the 11th.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.