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DiCaprio Eying "Hoover" and "Travis McGee"



    Leonardo DiCaprio just had a meeting about playing the most notorious lawman of the 20th Century and his studio just talked to Oliver Stone about directing a film based on the books of John McDonald.

    Not long ago, word broke that Clint Eastwood would be directing a film based on the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover from a script by "Milk" scribe Dustin Lance Black.

    “It sounds interesting to say the least,” DiCaprio told Hollywood Insider of his talk with Eastwood. “There’s no contract, no anything, but I’m a huge fan of Clint’s.”

    Meanwhile, Oliver Stone, fresh off wrapping on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," met with folks at Appian Way, DiCaprio's studio, to discuss the possibility of directing "Travis McGee," based on “The Deep Blue Good-by,” the first of the fictional gumshoe's 21 sagas. 


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    Both projects make a certain amount of sense for DiCaprio, who has made a career of working almost exclusively with renowned directors: Scorsese, Spielberg, Boyle, Sam Mendes, Ridley Scott, Chris Nolan...

    But seeing as he's among the biggest movie stars on Earth, DiCaprio's name is at least rumored to be involved in 32 as yet unreleased films. So who knows what he'll do?

    DiCaprio's next film is "Inception," from Chris Nolan, details of which are scant, but the trailer is mind-bending.