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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio set to team up again for Frank Sinatra biopic

Scorsese & Leo team up

Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a Frank Sinatra biopic.

The 81-year-old filmmaker is developing a movie that is set to star his frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio as the 'My Way' crooner and Jennifer Lawrence as the singer's second wife - the actress Ava Gardner.

According to Variety, Scorsese's Sinatra film could hit a stumbling block as the star's daughter Tina Sinatra controls his estate and has yet to give her blessing to the picture.

It was Gardner who broke up Sinatra's marriage to Tina's mother Nancy Barbato.

Apple, which financed Scorsese's last movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon', are determined to team up with the director once again but Sony is thought to be the frontrunner to land the rights to the project.

Should the Sinatra biopic come to fruition, it would mark the seventh time that Scorsese and DiCaprio have made a movie together and the director has hailed 'The Revenant' star as a "natural film actor".

The 'Taxi Driver' helmer said: "What's great about Leo, and it's why we work together so often, is, he goes there. He goes to these weird places that are so difficult and convoluted, and through the convolution, somehow there's a clarity that we can reach.

"And usually it's in the expression, in his face, in his eyes. I've always told him this. He's a natural film actor. I could shoot a close-up of him, he could be thinking of nothing, and I could intercut anything with it, and people will say, 'Oh, he's reacting to such and such.'

"There's something in his face that the camera locks into, in his eyes."



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