Wesley Snipes is Planning His Own J. Edgar Hoover Film


Clint Eastwood, you've got some competition. Deadline checked in with embattled actor Wesley Snipes, and in between gripes about the state of the Blade franchise ("From what I’m reading, every other actor is talking about playing him, and nobody is talking to Wesley," he third-personed), Snipes revealed that he's hoping to mount the fact-based drama Code Name Zorro, about J. Edgar Hoover's attempt to dig up dirt on Martin Luther King, Jr. But won't the looming, three-year prison term for Snipes's IRS misdeeds get in the way? "It’s all good, put it like that," he said. Well, okay. [Deadline]