'Burn Notice' thesp to play Robert F. Kennedy in Eastwood drama

“Burn Notice” star Jeffrey Donovan has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “J. Edgar” as Robert F. Kennedy.

The Warner Bros. biopic’s in production in Los Angeles. Cast includes Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman, Armie Hammer, Ken Howard and Josh Lucas.

Kennedy was U.S. attorney general under his brother, John F. Kennedy. Hoover personally conducted the FBI’s investigation into the president’s 1963 assassination.

Producers are Brian Grazer and Ron Howard via Imagine Entertainment along with Eastwood and Rob Lorenz through their Warner-based Malpaso banner.

Donovan worked with Eastwood on 2008’s “The Changeling.” He revealed the casting in a tweet on Tuesday.

He’s repped by Paradigm.

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