Stephen Root cast in ‘J. Edgar’

He'll play forensic specialist in Eastwood film

Stephen Root has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “J. Edgar,” in production for Warner Bros.

Root will portray Arthur Koehler, an introverted man and wood specialist who helps J. Edgar Hoover piece together the mystery of the Lindbergh kidnapping case through an examination of the ladder used by the abductor.

Root’s in Fox Searchlight comedy “Cedar Rapids,” currently in limited release, and will be heard alongside Johnny Depp in the animated film “Rango,” opening March 4. He will appear onscreen in “The Conspirator,” “Everything Must Go” and the Kevin Smith film “Red State.”

Root’s credits include “No Country for Old Men,” “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “Office Space” and “Dodgeball.”

He’s repped by Brillstein and Gersh.

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