Clint Eastwood throws his hat into the awards race with the anticipated biopic starring Leonard DiCaprio as the enigmatic godfather of the FBI J Edgar Hoover.

Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Judi Dench also star. Dustin Lance Black wrote the screenplay and Eastwood produced with Brian Grazer and Robert Lorenz.

Warner Bros will release the film in the US on Nov 9, expanding wide two days later.

AFI FEST is scheduled to run from Nov 3-10 in Hollywood. For further details visit the official website.