When word first hit that Clint Eastwood was tackling J. Edgar Hoover for a new biopic, everything was on the up and up -- a four-time Oscar winner was planning to reveal the world of America's notorious FBI founder and director. Soon after came news that three-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio was looking to get back to the mid-twentieth century (he played Howard Hughes in 'Aviator') to play the sneaky Hoover himself.

But now the project has taken on a slightly different tone in the wake of TIFF, potentially setting this up as a comeback piece. Eastwood's latest film, 'Hereafter,' got a less than stellar response at the festival, and now he's looking to cast another buzz-laden (but talented) name who's currently making the gossip rounds: Joaquin Phoenix.
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