In a recent interview with The New York Times, Clint Eastwood talked briefly about the possibility of his J. Edgar star Leonardo DiCaprio playing Frank Sinatra in a biopic which currently has Martin Scorsese in the director’s chair.
When the subject was brought up, Clint stated the following:
“He’s ready to play Frank Sinatra in another Scorsese biopic. “That is in Mr. Scorsese’s hands,” he said of a potential Sinatra film, pausing to pop a wedge of watermelon into his mouth and pour himself another cup of coffee. “I’m always incredibly game for anything that he decides to do.”
This of course confirms what we all thought was a strong possibility, unfortunately though it doesn’t give us much to go on. Rumours have been circulating that Scorsese would next take on Silence and Robert De Niro stated that he, Scorsese, Al Pacino and Joe Peci would make a film titled The Irishman. There is also his remake of The Gambler which is being penned by William Monahan and also has DiCaprio in talks to star. So where the proposed Sinatra biopic would fit in is currently unknown.
Scorsese is also said to be considering directing a adaptation of a crime novel titled The Snowman. The title character, Harry Hole, is described as being, “close-shaven blond hair, blue eyes, pale complexion” which sounds pretty close to Leonardo DiCaprio.
The director is clearly very busy but one thing is for certain, whether it be the Sinatra film or another project, I’m sure we’ll be seeing the two team up again in the near future. DiCaprio and Scorsese make an excellent team and I’m eagerly awaiting the announcement of