Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Johnny Depp is Universal’s top choice to play old blue eyes in “Sinatra”, Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Frank Sinatra biopic.
Though known for his range of talents, the site says that the role does NOT require the actor to sing which allows the producers to cast from a wider pool.
The movie will feature Sinatra’s own recordings thanks to a deal with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Warner Music Group. “Sneakers” and “Field of Dreams” writer/director Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay
Scorsese and Depp have never worked together, though the site does suggest that unlike the studio, Scorsese may be championing his regular cohort Leonardo DiCaprio to play Sinatra.