Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” will makes its world debut at the AFI Festival in November, according to a news release. The much anticipated biopic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts, will open the annual film event.
There’s already Oscar buzz surrounding the picture, despite the fact that no one outside of film’s cast and crew has seen it. In Vulture’s first Oscar predictions of the season, the pop culture blog likes DiCaprio’s odds for a win: “There's no clear front-runner in [the Best Actor] category yet, which makes DiCaprio's still-unseen Hoover performance the one everyone is afraid of.” All the way back in February, Film.com made the case for “J. Edgar” to take home best picture at the ceremony (which will be hosted by Eddie Murphy, if you missed that bit of news Tuesday.)
If you happen to be in Hollywood on Nov. 3, you can see the film for free. If not, “J. Edgar” will be released nationwide Nov. 11.