Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood has found his next subject: legendary FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood is teaming with Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer ('A Beautiful Mind') to develop a biopic about Hoover, who helped co-found the FBI in 1935 and served as its head until his death in 1972. Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ('Milk') will pen the script.

The film, which was originally being developed at Universal Studios, will mark a speedy return to the non-fiction genre for Eastwood, who recently captured Morgan Freeman's Oscar-nominated portrayal of Nelson Mandela in 2009's 'Invictus.'
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