10/27/2011 08:27 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

'J. Edgar' Stills: Leonardo DiCaprio Channels The FBI Chief (PHOTOS)

As the release date draws nearer, Warner Bros. is beginning to reveal more and more from a film about a man who traded in secrecy.

A whole new batch of still images from the Clint Eastwood-directed "J. Edgar" have hit the web, highlighting, above all else, the incredible transformation of the film's star, Leonardo DiCaprio. Tracing the long career of FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover, we're treated to a youthful, spry and ambitious looking Leo, on down the line to the old, embittered and bloated man with more enemies than history should tolerate.

We also catch some more glimpses of Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson, Hoover's deputy and rumored lover, and a closer look at Judi Dench, as J. Edgar's mother.

The film opens in limited release on November 9th, and hits theaters full throttle on the 11th. Click here to see a trailer.