Scorsese Wants Pacino/De Niro as Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin
Though this is far from being official casting news, usually when Martin Scorsese wants actors for any project, they're not likely to turn him down. So it's interesting to hear that Scorsese himself told The Hindu (via The Playlist): "I'm yet to spot the actor who can bring back Frank Sinatra alive on screen. My choice is Al Pacino [as Frank Sinatra], and Robert De Niro as Dean Martin." As epic as that sounds, knowing what we do about Scorsese's gestating Frank Sinatra biopic, these two actors won't be playing those iconic singers throughout the whole film, since it's meant to follow Sinatra's life at various ages with many different actors.
That casting is interesting, to say the least, and since the actors will likely play Sinatra/Martin at the oldest ages we'll see them on screen, I don't think their singing voice (or really lack thereof, at least that I'm aware of) should be a problem. Of course, with no idea when production will actualy begin on this biopic (after all, Scorsese's next project is the 3-D adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret) this is just Scorsese's dream casting. I'm sure it will be quite a while before we hear any official casting for this project, but with names like George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio being thrown around, there's sure to be plenty of speculation and rumors until we hear anything official. Who's your top pick to play Frank Sinatra?