Martin Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

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It appears the best is yet to come for Martin Scorsese.

The iconic director will bring the life of legendary songbird Frank Sinatra to the big screen, according to various reports.

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"Sinatra" will be "an unconventional biopic" of the man dubbed Ol' Blue Eyes, said Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Shulman, whose studio is co-producing the film along with Universal Pictures.

"It's not a cradle-to-the-grave traditional portrait of the consecutive events in a man's life," Shulman told the Associated Press. "Instead it's more of a collage and, in many ways, it will feel like an album itself. It's a collection of various moments and impressions in his life and together we hope they'll tell the full story and present full themes."

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Although no casting decisions have been made yet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Harry Connick Jr. are a few of the names that have been tossed around to play Sinatra.

Besides his blue eyes, DiCaprio may be a natural selection due to his past work with Scorsese – the star has toplined the director's last four features: "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed" and the upcoming "Shutter Island."

While the star of the picture remains to be seen, Sinatra's daughter, Tina, said she couldn't be happier about the man behind the camera.

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"My father had great admiration for the talent of the people he chose to work with, and the talented people who worked with my father had great admiration for him," Tina said, "To me, that this paradigm continues with Marty Scorsese at the helm of the Sinatra film."

Sinatra, who died in 1998 at the age of 82, earned 31 gold records and 10 Grammys during his illustrious career.

He was also no stranger to the big screen, appearing in nearly 60 films. Sinatra even the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "From Here to Eternity" in 1953. In 1971, Sinatra was presented with another Oscar — the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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