Thursday, May 14, 2009

NEWS: Depp To Be Sinatra?

Earlier this morning, it was announced that Martin Scorsese had agreed to direct a biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra for Universal Studios.

Well, there is an interesting back and fourth between Scorsese and the studio, on who the two parties would like to be in the lead. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that, as one may be able to guess, Scorsese is wanting his new DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, while the studio is pushing towards having Johnny Depp. For those of you wondering, the lead in this film will NOT have to sing, which was confirmed along with the Scorsese story, as Frank Sinatra Enterprises has agreed to the film, allowing for the master versions of the songs to be used.

I personally think that this is a win win. While I think DiCaprio may look a bit more like Sinatra, I think Depp has more of the charisma that made Sinatra, well, Sinatra. Both are top 5 Best Actors working today, and this is going to be an exciting back and forth to see who wins the battle.

The film is going to be penned by Phil Alden Robinson.

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