How About Johnny Depp for Martin Scorsese's Sinatra?
Earlier today we ran the rather exciting story about Martin Scorsese agreeing to direct the Frank Sinatra biopic to be called just Sinatra for Universal. It's certainly great to hear that Marty is on board to direct, and Phil Alden Robinson is on board to write the script, but this project just needs some more A-list talent to be perfect. So how about Johnny Depp for the role of Frank Sinatra? While Scorsese wants Leonardo DiCaprio (as always), Universal is pushing for Depp, according to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood. Plus, as she reiterates, "it's already been determined that the lead actor playing Sinatra won't be singing."
Yesterday it was announced that Universal had reached an agreement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises. Therefore the film will feature Sinatra's own recordings instead of relying on an actor that can sing. Not that it would've been a problem to use an actor that could sing, but I think we're all be better off knowing it's actually Sinatra we're hearing. I'm sure there will be a bit of back and forth between Scorsese and Universal on which actor would be better in the end, and it'll be exciting to see who they choose in the end. So how about it? Could Johnny Depp pull off Frank Sinatra? Or would Leonardo DiCaprio do a better job?