Leonardo DiCaprio to play Frank Sinatra in biopic?

Actor has hired a singing coach

Leonardo DiCaprio to play Frank Sinatra in biopic?
Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly set to play Frank Sinatra in a forthcoming film about the late Rat Pack crooner.

Director Martin Scorsese is behind the movie, which focuses on Sinatra's reported involvement with the Mafia.

DiCaprio, who previously worked with Scorsese on 2002's 'Gangs Of New York', is apparently top of the director's list to play the role, reports The Sun.

The actor is apparently so keen to bag the role that he has hired a vocal coach to try and mimic Sinatra's famous croon.

DiCaprio was allegedly turned down for the lead role in 2001's 'Moulin Rouge' because director Baz Luhrmann didn't think his singing voice was strong enough, the part instead going to Scots actor Ewan McGregor.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell
Wu-Tang Clan to release new album 'A Better Tomorrow' by November 28
Pharrell's 'Happy' is the UK's best selling single of 2014 so far

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today