Scorsese Wants Pacino/De Niro as Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin

May 25, 2010
Source: The Hindu

Al Pacino & Robert De Niro

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?

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Pacino as Sinatra and DeNiro as Martin?!? Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Jedi on May 25, 2010


whos's going to play frank sinatra? it better not be Leo deCRAPio.

almartva on May 25, 2010


any time you have DeNiro and Pacino in a movie together - it's a MUST watch.

beavis on May 25, 2010


Joe Montagne (from Criminal Minds) should play Martin. He has done so in the past and his impression of Martin is fantastic. I can see Harry Conic Jr as Sinatra. He has the voice, the small body size, and the and the look. You need a small actor for Sinatra. He was a little guy.

Tony on May 25, 2010


That would be awesome.

Glass on May 25, 2010


As fun as it would be, that would over shadow the point. Casting huge stars as different huge stars seems to differ the point. I'll just end up thinking of Sinatra as Pacino doing a Sinatra impression, weather its good or not.

Al on May 25, 2010


I think Ray Liotta should play Frank Sinatra, that's just me!

Dan on May 25, 2010


Toby Huss (Sinatra), and Eric Roberts as (Dean Martin) in their prime...who knows who would play them as kids or teens.

Brian on May 25, 2010


#3 are you SURE about that statement?

kp on May 25, 2010


Scorsease, DeNiro, Pacino= 9 coments, Megan Fox leaves Transformers=105 coments, shame on everyone....

Dandooo on May 25, 2010


This sounds like something worth watching, cant wait for it, hope he gets them

Jimmy Love on May 25, 2010



erq on May 26, 2010


its a fucking terrible idea

rut on May 29, 2010


For younger Frank, maybe Harry Connick Jr. he was good in Memphis Belle. For older Frank, Stephen Triffitt is the obvious choice.

Fas on Mar 29, 2011


It should be John P. Lombardi

Jpl on May 7, 2011


TOBY HUSS should be the ONLY one considered for the role of Frank Sinatra!!!! Look the guy up. Best impersonation and with out any effort, not to mention already looking so much like him! DUH! ANyone else would just be dumb!

Yvonne TheShiznit on Jul 30, 2012

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