Judi Dench joins J Edgar December 30, 2010 Dench joins Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’ Judi Dench has reportedly joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s upcoming biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, J. Edgar. Speaking to reporters, Eastwood commented on the actors he has already cast in the film and also talked about the ones he hopes to cast: “We think she (Charlize Theron) will be in the film. And Judi Dench is definitely in the film and there we are,” he said. He added about the possibility of casting Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role: “The script is a very good script and we were all preparing it and he liked the script. He actually volunteered for it.” J. Edgar is slated for a 2012 release.