Martin Scorsese Wants Pacino and De Niro For ‘Sinatra’ Biopic

Monday, May 24 by

Frank needed a piece of everything.

It looks like Martin Scorsese could finally tap into the lucrative Really Old Italian demographic. While doing press rounds in India for Shutter Island, he discussed his long in the works Sinatra biopic, and mentioned some casting choices that would surely give sections of Brooklyn the Italian version of a nerd boner. The legendary director had this to say in unintelligible, staccato bursts:

“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.”

Why stop there? Scorsese should go full-Italian by casting Joe Pesci as Joey Bishop, and have pizza dough inexplicably land on characters heads at random. (The Hindu)

 

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