• > Home
  • > News
  • > Martin Scorsese Working on Frank Sinatra Biopic
  • Martin Scorsese Working on Frank Sinatra Biopic

    Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:24:00

    Martin Scorsese Working on Frank Sinatra Biopic - It's taking shape

    Frank Sinatra Photos

    • Frank Sinatra - This picture taken on March 23, 1969 in New York shows US actress Mia Farrow during the shooting of the film 'John and Mary.' In an exclusive interview published on October 2, 2013, Farrow has admitted Frank Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, may have been the father of her son Ronan, and described the American crooner and film star as the great love of her life.
    • Frank Sinatra - This picture taken on June 7, 1993 shows US actress Mia Farrow discussing the custody case against her fromer lover, film director Woody Allen, at a news conference. The judge ruled in Farrow's favor and sharply restricted Allen's visitation rights. In an exclusive interview published on October 2, 2013, Farrow has admitted Frank Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, may have been the father of her son Ronan, and described the American crooner and film star as the great love of her life.
    • Frank Sinatra - This picture taken on September 24, 1991 in Hanoi shows US actress Mia Farrow holding her son Sanjay as she spent a week in Hanoi to adopt the five-year-old boy, whose legs were crippled by polio. In an exclusive interview published on October 2, 2013, Farrow has admitted Frank Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, may have been the father of her son Ronan, and described the American crooner and film star as the great love of her life.

    more frank sinatra photos »

    Frank Sinatra Videos

    • Frank Sinatra - Too Marvelous For Words (Live At Royal Festival Hall / 1962)
    • Frank Sinatra - A Foggy Day (Live)

    more frank sinatra videos »

    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?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.12.12



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Frank Sinatra

    Tags: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Featured News

    Featured Links