Damon Herriman Takes on Clint Eastwood’s J. EDGAR

     December 23, 2010

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Australia’s own Damon Herriman (FX’s Justified) has joined Clint Eastwood’s upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, cleverly entitled J. Edgar.  Herriman joins a cast that currently features Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer (The Social Network), with an offer still on the table for Charlize Theron.  Although little is currently known of its details, Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk) is penning the script.

According to The Playlist, Herriman will make a turn as Bruno Hauptmann, the man convicted of abducting and killing Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s baby in March of 1932.  Although convicted, the Hauptmann case later became the source of questions regarding police tampering and witness intimidation.  This questioning led to J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI eventually inquiring about the handling of the case.

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