By Dave Campbell | May 14, 2009
Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct Sinatra, the story story of the acclaimed singer/actor Frank Sinatra.
Field of Dreams writer, Phil Alden Robinson is set to draft the script in what will be an “unconventional” biopic, covering the span of Sinatra’s life. With so much life to cover including childhood in NJ, Hollywood singing and acting, Mafia ties, the Rat Pack, marriages to Ava Gardner & Mia Farrow (among others), hanging with Kennedy, and so on…we’re talking a pretty long film here.
Getting an agreement from the Sinatra estate has been the final thing slowing up this project. It’s been a long time coming and they hold the rights for Sinatra’s music. Since they will be using actual recordings of Sinatra and not going the path of Walk The Line, $50 bucks says he’ll cast his golden boy Leonardo DiCaprio as Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.
Frank’s daughter Tina Sinatra had this to say of the anoucment, “My father had great admiration for the talent of the people he chose to work with, and the talented people who worked with my father had great admiration for him. It is personally pleasing to me that this paradigm continues with Marty Scorsese at the helm of the Sinatra film.”
Scorsese will probably fly us away as he does this thing his way with trampy ladies who are also strangers, and shoot it at night. Get the idea?