Martin Scorsese Working on Frank Sinatra Biopic
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:24:00
Director Martin Scorsese is doing it his way. The filmmaker is trying to find writers for a good script so he can make a movie based on Frank Sinatra's life. If anyone can tell Ol' Blue Eyes' story, it's Marty.
"I'm talking to one or two writers now," the director told ETOnline. "The problem is the biography. Where do you start? …I met this writer who I think could do a lot with it, but have to get a hold of the story. It's too unwieldy. I'd love to tell the whole story, but the idea of art is to figure out where to start because we can't tell his whole life story. If we told the whole story of Sinatra, it would be 15 hours."
He continued, "I love the idea of a miniseries – particularly working with HBO because, as long as you stay reasonably on budget, you have freedom, which is very difficult to find in the cinematic marketplace."
So who would play the crooner? Perhaps Scorsese's frequent collaborator, Leonardo DiCaprio? He said, "Leo's always talked about doing it, but what if the story takes you in a completely different way? We could go for an unknown. Maybe the person who plays him isn't important. Maybe it's distracting to have a star in that role."
Who do you think should play Frank Sinatra?