Shortest brief ever?

Posted by · 5:05 pm · May 13th, 2009

But I’m excited:

LOS ANGELES – Martin Scorsese (scor-SAY’-zee) will be telling Frank Sinatra’s life story on film.

Universal Pictures says the Academy Award-winning filmmaker will direct “Sinatra,” the first feature film about Ol’ Blue Eyes‘ life.

Source: AP.  Love the pronunciation key.

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  • 1 5-13-2009 at 5:23 pm

    Pauley said...

    I wonder if Leo will be cast. Either way, I’m excited!

  • 2 5-13-2009 at 5:59 pm

    Chris said...

    I’m always in for Scorsese. I don’t know whether Leo can sing, so Hugh Jackman comes to mind…

  • 3 5-13-2009 at 6:10 pm

    R.J. said...

    Not a big fan of Sinatra, but it’s kinda weird that no one’s made a feature film about him yet. I’m going to be keeping an eye out for this one, I may not be a Sinatra fan, but I’ll watch anything made by Scorsese.

  • 4 5-13-2009 at 6:59 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    This movie comes down to casting, and Ive got faith in Scorsesse

  • 5 5-13-2009 at 7:10 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    What if instead of Leo, who is amazing, we went with Viggo? Looks like him and is an epic actor who could really slip into the character

  • 6 5-13-2009 at 8:50 pm

    BobMcBob said...

    Either Daniel Day-Lewis or some actor not on our radar.

  • 7 5-14-2009 at 12:50 am

    Bridgeman said...

    I’m sure I’ve heard Scorsese pronounce his own name as “scor-SEZ-ee”.

  • 8 5-14-2009 at 6:10 am

    Brendan said...

    It took years for him to get the rights to the story and music. I hope it’s not Leo. He’s a fine actor but not right for everything this great director does and his broad face will not work here. Since they will focus, probably, on the earlier life up to the mid 60’s I think Jon Rhys Meyers would be a great choice. Perfect body type and lanky moves, a really good actor who does very well in musical roles (Velvet Goldmine, Elvis, August Rush). He kind of looks like him as well.

  • 9 5-14-2009 at 3:06 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    Bridgeman: When I’ve heard the director pronounce his own name, it has sounded more like “scor-SESS-ee” than “scor-SEZ-ee,” but in either case “scor-SAY’-zee” is certainly not the way his family has been pronouncing it in America. What purpose, by the way, does that apostrophe after “SAY” serve in the newspaper’s pronunciation guide? In the English language, apostrophe’s have two primary functions: to show possession or to form contractions where letters have been omitted. Some style manuals permit a third function: to form plurals of letters. (“There are three e’s in the word redeemed.”)