Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) is set to pen “Hoover”, a biopic on the life of J. Edgar Hoover for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment reports Pajiba.
The story will follow the career of Hoover from his founding of the F.B.I. in 1935 where he remained as director until his death in 1972. It’s expected to be a warts-and-all look at the man from his success efforts in the gangland wars of the 30’s, his paranoid concern about “subversives”, his links with the Mafia and Freemasons, rumors of him being a deeply repressed gay man, and the often dirty and illegal methods he sanctioned to bring down people and organisations he considered threats.
Black is currently in post-production on the Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris drama “What’s Wrong with Virginia” which he wrote and directed.