May 14, 2009 0:14

Martin Scorsese to direct Frank Sinatra biopic

It will be the first feature film about 'Ol' Blue Eyes'

Martin Scorsese to direct Frank Sinatra biopic
Renowned Hollywood director Martin Scorsese is set to direct a biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra, it was announced today (May 13).

This will be the first feature-length film about the legendary crooner, who starred in several films himself during his lifetime.

Universal Pictures and Manadaly Pictures have been developing the project since they secured the rights to Sinatra's music and life story.

"We have dreamt of making a movie about Frank Sinatra, and Marty Scorsese is undeniably the perfect vision keeper for this project," chairman of Mandalay Entertainment Group, Peter Guber, said in a statement.

Scorsese also directed the highly acclaimed 2008 biopic about The Rolling Stones, 'Shine A Light'.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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