The life and times of Frank Sinatra are coming to the big screen, in a long overdue biopic, to be directed by fellow Italian-American Martin Scorsese, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Universal has purchased a script by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) that’s aptly titled Sinatra. The deal comes after years of negotiations with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, a joint venture of the Sinatra estate and Warner Music Group. According to the report, family members had to decide just how to tell the story and, more importantly, just how much of the story to tell.
Historical figures are nothing new for the legendary director, having tackled the life stories of boxer Jake La Motta, Howard Hughes and even Jesus Christ.
The film will not only give Scorsese to profile a fellow Italian-American with enormous cultural impact, it will also give him a chance to tell the story of Sinatra’s pal, Dean Martin.