Martin Scorsese tells The Hindu that the script is ready for his planned feature film about Frank Sinatra’s life, and he’s already got in mind whom he wants to tackle the two key roles.
“I’ve had it in mind for a long time. Even the initial script is ready. I’m yet to spot the actor who can bring back Frank Sinatra alive on screen. My choice is Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro as Dean Martin” says Scorsese.
The names are surprising as several other high-profile names have been previously linked to the role, with Johnny Depp the studio’s favourite while George Clooney is the choice of Sinatra’s own daughter Nancy.
Universal Pictures is producing the biopic which is expected to show the darker side of the singer along with the more musical side.