Like most famous, talented directors, Martin Scorsese always has a bevy of projects at his fingertips. Right now he’s shooting The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio but once he finishes that, who knows? Maybe it’ll be Silence, maybe it’ll be The Irishman, or maybe he’ll finally get around to directing the long rumored biopic of legendary singer and actor, Frank Sinatra. That scenario is looking more likely today as Universal has just hired Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, State of Play, Flightplan) to write a new screenplay for Sinatra. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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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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Martin Scorsese is still holding on to the idea of making a biopic about Frank Sinatra, and is talking more about his approach to the film. Quite a few names have been thrown out as possible Sinatras, but his dream team for at least one segment of the film would be to have Al Pacino playing Sinatra, with Robert De Niro as Dean Martin. Read More »

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Martin Scorsese is still promoting Shutter Island in various markets, which has led to a handful of big interviews that dive into the subject of various possible projects for the director. We know he’s working on The Invention of Hugo Cabret now, and intends to make the Jesuit drama Silence (delayed some time ago in favor of Shutter Island) afterward. But what of his biopic of Frank Sinatra? Read More »

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Yesterday it was announced that Martin Scorsese finally on board to direct a Frank Sinatra biopic titled Sinatra. Well guess what? The casting rumors have already begun. Nikki Finke claims that Johnny Depp is Universal’s top choice to play old blue eyes. Depp and Scorsese have yet to work together, and this project seems to be a perfect fit.

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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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