J. Edgar Hoover has met his nemesis: Jeffrey Donovan, the star of USA Network's 'Burn Notice,' has signed on to play Robert Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's biopic 'J. Edgar,' according to TheWrap.

Donovan joins a cast headed up by Leonardo DiCaprio (as Hoover) and including Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Stephen Root and Judi Dench. The film will focus on the FBI director's scandalous career and controversial private life. How much of the interaction between Hoover and Kennedy -- the pair were at odds during the 1960s, in large part due to the files Hoover had on the Kennedy clan, including patriarch Joe's ties to the mob -- will make it to the big screen remains to be seen; hopefully it will be a juicy part for the talented Donovan. Deadline, meanwhile, reports that rising young actor Miles Fisher ('Final Destination 5') has also joined the production as an FBI agent who interviews Hoover at different points throughout the movie.

From the truth is better than fiction department: Summit Entertainment and Participant Media have launched development of a feature centered on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy last April that devastated the Gulf of Mexico. The two companies, in association with Imagenation Abu Dhabi, have acquired feature rights to 'Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour,' a New York Times article written in December by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The film will focus on the courage of the men who worked on the oil rig (11 were killed and 17 injured in the Deepwater explosion) in the final minutes before disaster struck. Participant has a record of handling issue-oriented projects, including 'An Inconvenient Truth,' 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'The Cove,' "Waiting for Superman' and 'Fair Game.' [Variety]
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As head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes one of America's... Read More

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