05-24-2010, 01:37 PM
As MTV Movies managing editor Josh Horowitz put it when I shared this news, "bazonkers." Martin Scorsese has long had a Frank Sinatra biopic on his docket. True, it's just one of a torrent of other in-development Scorsese project. But it's also something that people want to see, so perhaps he'll be able to squeeze it in between "Hugo Cabret" and "The Irishman." Hopefully, because he's now on record as saying that he'd like Al Pacino for the Sinatra role and Robert De Niro for the crooner's longtime collaborator, Dean Martin. He also said that the plan involves going through "three or four different Sinatras" in order to best capture the singer's colorful career. This is all hoped-for casting of course, but Scorsese is generally the kind of director who gets what he wants.