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Scorsese to direct Sinatra biopic??

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted September 02 2008 - 01:56 AM

There was this small piece of "news" about Scorsese and possible Frank Sinatra biopic some time ago (I guess around May, 2008) in Toronto Sun/Sun Media:


CANOE -- JAM! Movies - Artists - Scorsese, Martin: Scorsese to direct Sinatra biopic

(Tina Sinatra) "Marty has always wanted to do this" Sinatra told Sun Media during a phone interview from Los Angeles.


"Sinatra admitted it is premature to officially announce Scorsese for the biopic. Initially, she referred to the director as "the most prominent Italian-American filmmaker" working today in Hollywood.

When Sun Media guessed Francis Ford Coppola, she said: "We adore him but he didn't step up to it."

When Scorsese's name followed, Sinatra offered this: "I can't tell you yet but you're warmer."

Laughing, Sinatra later confirmed it was Scorsese. "You'll be reading about it very soon ... oh, go ahead and print it, I don't care!""

Nothing "official", but still pretty promising news.. Could it really happen? Scorsese would be a perfect choice for this, hands down. IMO, this would require at least "two movies" (younger Sinatra/mature-older Sinatra).

EDIT: Then again, there was that Dean Martin biopic also at one time in the early 2000s (e.g. http://www.aintitcool.com/?q=node/3842 ), but eventually it was dropped. So who knows...
EDIT2: About "Dino".. Based on Scorsese, that project is offcially "dead". More about it in the following interview:

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted August 18 2009 - 05:32 AM

 Well, this is now "official", so you can remove the "?"...

Recent "news":

"...according to a source close to the Sinatra family, Frank's daughter and the film's executive producer, Tina Sinatra, is worried that Scorsese's vision might ultimately taint her father's legacy.

"Marty wants it to be hard-hitting and showcase the violent, sexually charged, hard-drinking Frank, but Tina wants to show the softer side of her dad and let the focus be on the music," says our source.

"The '60s were a very swinging time for Frank -- he was having sex with a garden variety of bimbos and cementing his Rat Pack status. It's a really key time to his mythology. And Tina really wants to make sure that a sanitized Frank comes through, and that it's not overly negative."

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Posted August 18 2009 - 08:15 AM

Are they still looking at Jamie Foxx for Frankie?

That was a joke some website started and it got picked up and ran like wildfire. 

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