‘Burn Notice's’ Jeffrey Donovan Joins ‘J. Edgar’ Cast

Will play Robert Kennedy in Clint Eastwood-directed, Leonardo DiCaprio-starring Hoover biopic

Jeffrey Donovan just hoovered up a role in a major motion picture.

The star of USA Network's top-rated spy drama "Burn Notice" has signed on to play Robert Kennedy in Warner's upcoming biopic "J. Edgar."

Reps for Warner, production company Imagine and Donovan's agency, Paradigm, have not yet returned inquiries for comment. But the actor tweeted about his new role Tuesday morning.

Eastwood will direct a script written by Dustin Lance Black, which focuses on the life of controversial FBI founder and longtime head J. Edgar Hoover.

Imagine's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce the film, along with Malpaso Production's Robert Lorenz and Eastwood.