Martin Scorsese is on a mission. The director is on the hunt to find the perfect reincarnations of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and he knows exactly who he wants to play the parts. According to Cinematical, he’s got his eyes on Al Pacino and Robert De Niro for the roles.
The duo are being considered to possibly headline Scorsese’s upcoming Sinatra biopic. “I’ve yet to spot the actor who can bring back Frank Sinatra alive on screen,” Scorsese said specifically. “My choice is Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro as Dean Martin.”
There you have it, the director has spoken. But what time-frame of Sinatra and Martin’s lives will the two actors cover? They’ll definitely have to take the more mature route in the latter years of the musicians’ lives because let’s be honest; they’re no spring chickens.
Others who have been considered to play the younger versions of Sinatra and Martin include Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and George Clooney. The last two don’t really make much sense considering they’re in their late forties but that’s Hollywood for you.
What do you think of Pacino starring as Sinatra and De Niro as Martin? Who would you rather see play the legends on screen?