Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scorsese Talks 'Sinatra'

Martin Scorsese has offered up some details on his approach for the Frank Sinatra film. Revealing some names to fill Ol' Blue Eyes shoes, citing Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire as people he would like to work with.
'I was hoping it would be a combination of the two. Yeah, because in structure I'd like it to be more like GoodFellas. But like The Aviator, it only deals with certain times in his life. We can't go through the greatest hits of Sinatra's life. We tried his already. Just can't do it.'

'So the other way to go is to have three or four different Sinatras. Younger. Older. Middle-aged. Very old. You cut back and forth in time - and you do it through the music. See what I'm saying? So that's what we're trying for.'

'We're still working on the Sinatra script,' he commented. 'It's very hard because here is a man who changed the entire image of the Italian-American. And that's just one thing. Along with his political work, civil rights, the Mob...'