We just talked about Martin Scorsese‘s slate of potential future projects, specifically with respect to The Irishman, which could reunite him with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino.

Another film he has been considering for some time is Sinatra, which would chronicle the life of signature crooner Frank Sinatra. That film has languished in development a bit, but it just got a big shot in the arm. Mega-producer Scott Rudin has just come on board, which would suggest that Sinatra now has a much better chance of going before cameras than it did before. Scott Rudin is a guy whose projects get made. Read More »

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“I may be a thief and a liar, but I am going to tell you a true story.”

Those are the words of Leonardo Notarbartolo, spoken from prison as he was serving a sentence for taking part in what has been called the heist of the century.

Last year, Paramount optioned a Wired article that tells his tale: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist by Joshua Davis. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are producing, and now they’ve hired a screenwriter: Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote and directed Field of Dreams and Sneakers. Read More »

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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