Josh Lucas to Play Charles Lindbergh in Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'
Towards the end of last year, we found out that Damon Herriman ("Justified") had landed a role in Clint Eastwood's biopic J. Edgar starring Leonadro DiCaprio as the titular FBI director. Herriman was said to play Bruno Hauptmann, the man convicted of kidnapping and killing the Lindbergh baby. Well, it sounds like the disappearance of the Lindbergh baby will be an integral part of the biopic as Deadline reports Josh Lucas will play the infamous aviator Charles Lindbergh. It's still not clear how much time Eastwood's biopic will cover, but the investigation surrounding the historical kidnapping and murder will clearly be a pivotal part of the film.
The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. was dubbed the crime of the century and made headlines across the world. A 10-week, nationwide search for the baby was conducted while negotiations elsewhere resulted in ransom being paid for the location of the missing child. Tracing the gold certificates issued for ransom, officials were finally led to Bruno Hauptmann who was holed up in his home in The Bronx with a large chunk of the ransom money. It should be interesting to see how the investigation affects J. Edgar Hoover's life and work with all the pressure of the media on him. With Lucas joining DiCaprio, Herruman, Armie Hammer and Judi Dench, this project is getting more appealing all the time. What do you think?