Armie Hammer, who adeptly plays the Winkelvoss twins in “Social Network,” has yet another challenging role ahead of him. He’s playing J. Edgar Hoover‘s rumored gay lover and right hand man (perhaps literally) Clyde Toulson, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood‘s new film about the founder/ head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hammer, who hasn’t even met Eastwood or DiCaprio yet, talked a bit about researching his upcoming role on the Palm Springs Film Festival red carpet Saturday (Jan. 8). But he also insists that there’s no confirmation of the two men’s homosexual relationship. OK, but we’ve heard that the script calls for Hoover and Toulson to kiss (after a fight) after which Hoover brings Toulson in as his colleague at the FBI.