Oliver Stone Directing ‘The Power Broker’ for HBO

The term ‘power broker’ is a familiar one, but even now I think a lot of people might not have much of a response to the name Robert Moses. That’s the man chronicled in Robert A. Caro‘s 1974 book The Power Broker, which positioned Moses as essentially the most powerful man in New York, and described how he used that power to shape the city.

Soon many more people might be familiar with Moses’ name, as Oliver Stone is developing a film based on the book. He’ll direct the project, which would air on HBO. Read More »

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Martin Scorsese to Direct Sinatra

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Martin Scorsese has added yet another film to his already overfilled plat of upcoming projects, but this one actually sounds like it could be all sorts of awesome. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have signed the Academy Award winning filmmaker to direct a biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra.

Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay, titled simply Sinatra. Robinson is probably best known as the writer/director of Sneakers and Field of Dreams, which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

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