Jamie Foxx to Play Frank Sinatra?

May 18, 2009  |  12:30pm
When we found out last week that Martin Scorsese had officially signed on to make the long-rumored Frank Sinatra biopic, the first question you were probably asking yourself was, "Who is going to play Ol' Blue Eyes?" And as we're hearing today, one of the top candidates for the role has brown eyes and is quite unexpected.

According to a "well-placed industry insider," speaking to the Daily Express, none other than Jamie Foxx is in the running to portray the late Italian-American crooner. (Sinatra, 82, died in May 1998.) Says the undisclosed source, "Cool is color-blind. Jamie would seem to be born to the role." Adding, "Magnificent singing voice, totally convincing acting ability, like Frank himself, born the wrong side of the tracks, rags to riches, makes it big against the odds, has his brushes with authority. The guy's a gift."

Others supposedly in the running are Harry Connick Jr., George Clooney, Justin Timberlake and Scorsese favorite, Leonardo DiCaprio. If realized, the Foxx casting would be a groundbreaking one, to say the least.

Related links:
News: Martin Scorsese Finally Confirmed for Sinatra Biopic
News: It Had to Be You: Scorsese to direct Sinatra biopic
News: Sinatra to Host New Radio Show

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