Well this is quite a coincidence. On Monday, I interviewed actor Ben Barnes (more on that later) and we spoke about his hidden singing talents. He told me he used to sing Frank Sinatra classics, and I joked with him about starring in a Sinatra biopic. Little did I know one was actually in the works! I’d like to believe my telepathic abilities had something to do with it.
Variety announced yesterday that a little director named Martin Scorsese (ever heard of him?) is on board to direct a film about the life of Ol’ Blue Eyes. And although they haven’t cast a lead yet, rumblings are that it could be Scorsese go-to guy, Leonardo DiCaprio. No singing talents needed – all the music in the film will come from Sinatra’s real recordings, kinda like in Ray.
We’ll be keeping a close watch on this one. What do you think? Do you think DiCaprio’s a good choice to play Sinatra? Sounds like it could be Oscar-bait, no?
Ed Note: According to Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke, Universal's first choice for the role might be Johnny Depp. Hmm...