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For millions of celebrity watchers and film fanatics, one of the most pressing questions of our time is about to be answered, as Leonardo DiCaprio may be about to appear on screen wearing a dress.

No, don't worry, he's not doing a remake of 'Tootsie.' Actually, according to Deadline, DiCaprio has signed on to what will be a sure Oscar bait drama, as he will play infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in an upcoming biopic to be directed by Clint Eastwood from a Dustin Lance Black screenplay.

Of that team, of course, DiCaprio is the only one who hasn't yet taken home an Academy Award (though he has been nominated three times, for 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape,' 'The Aviator' and 'Blood Diamond'). Eastwood, who has been nominated ten times, has won four Oscars for directing and producing 'Unforgiven' and 'Million Dollar Baby,' while Black earned his golden statue for the script to 'Milk.' For millions of celebrity watchers and film fanatics, one of the most pressing questions of our time is about to be answered, as Leonardo DiCaprio may be about to appear on screen wearing a dress.

No, don't worry, he's not doing a remake of 'Tootsie.' Actually, according to Deadline, DiCaprio has signed on to what will be a sure Oscar bait drama, as he will play infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in an upcoming biopic to be directed by Clint Eastwood from a Dustin Lance Black screenplay.

Of that team, of course, DiCaprio is the only one who hasn't yet taken home an Academy Award (though he has been nominated three times, for 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape,' 'The Aviator' and 'Blood Diamond'). Eastwood, who has been nominated ten times, has won four Oscars for directing and producing 'Unforgiven' and 'Million Dollar Baby,' while Black earned his golden statue for the script to 'Milk.'

It's that last film that has the industry buzzing about Hoover; though details are still sketchy regarding the focus of the film, given the deft hand Black showed in dealing with the sexuality of his characters in 'Milk,' speculation is that the film will focus on Hoover's private life. Though nothing has ever been proven one way or another, Hoover has long been believed by many to have been gay, while others claim he was also heavily into cross-dressing.

Whatever the case, the project continues an impressive run by DiCaprio, who has made a name for himself in recent years by working with high profile directors. In addition to his four collaborations with Martin Scorcese, DiCaprio has also teamed up with Christopher Nolan (the upcoming 'Inception'), Ridley Scott ('Body of Lies') and Sam Mendes ('Revolutionary Road') among others.

No official announcement regarding DiCaprio's participation has been made.