September 20th, 2011
09:54 AM ET
Warner Bros. has finally released the trailer for one of the more anticipated films of the year, Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar."
The film chronicles the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose voice is almost unrecognizable in the clip. The film is written by Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for his work on 2008's "Milk."
The historical drama also stars Naomi Watts, Jeffrey Donovan and "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick, in addition to Judi Dench as Hoover's mother and "The Social Network" star Armie Hammer, playing Hoover's purported confidante and lover.
The trailer shows Edgar go from a little boy being told he'll "rise to be the most powerful man in the country" to DiCaprio's adult portrayal. He tells Hammer's Clyde Tolson at one point, "Sometimes you have to bend the rules a little in order to keep the country safe."
The film will debut at the AFI Fest on November 3, followed by a limited release on November 9.
Take a look at the trailer and tell us what you think!
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