The cinematic rumor mill was buzzing last month with news that quirky actor Joaquin Phoenix might team up with Leonardo DiCaprio for Clint Eastwood's upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic. Unfortunately, that rumor didn't last long. 'Hoover' producer Rob Lorenz quickly set the record straight, stating that the filmmaker has never even considered Phoenix for the role of Hoover's protégé and likely lover, Clyde Tolson.

Now Eastwood has spoken out about September's casting rumors, his interests in the material and just how much of Hoover and Tolson's so-called relationship is in the film.

Here's a hint: This won't be a testosterone-fueled romance, nor a spirited sequel to 'Brokeback Mountain.'
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