Scorsese To Direct Sinatra Biopic
UNIVERSAL PICTURES TO PRODUCE SINATRA,
A MANDALAY PICTURES PRODUCTION TO BE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE
Oscar® nominated screenwriter (Field of Dreams) Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay for Sinatra based on the life of the iconic entertainer. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have been developing the project, after securing the Frank Sinatra life rights and music rights from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE) - a joint venture of the Sinatra Estate and Warner Music Group."It's an honor to be involved in this film which will celebrate the amazing life and work of Frank Sinatra," said President of Production for Universal Pictures, Donna Langley. "With Phil Alden Robinson writing the screenplay and Martin Scorsese at the helm, we know that this first feature motion picture adaptation of Sinatra's extraordinary life is in the best of hands."
"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," said Tina Sinatra. "It is personally pleasing to me that this paradigm continues with Marty Scorsese at the helm of the Sinatra film."
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