A Martin Scorsese nothing stops him.

After finishing the 2023-24 awards season, in which Scorsese competed with Killers of the Flower Moonthe 81-year-old filmmaker is preparing not one, but two of his next feature films, which he will film one after the other.

The first of them was announced a year ago during a visit he made to the Vatican, where he met with Pope Francis. It is a film about Jesus Christ, Life of Jesusbased on the book by Shūsaku Endō, published in 1973. Previously, Scorsese adapted Silence (2016), based on another book by Endō.

The other film is a biopic about Frank Sinatrafor which he has already signed Leonardo DiCaprio in a leading role, now Jennifer Lawrence as Ava Gardner, Sinatra's second wife, according to Variety reports.

  • DiCaprio and Lawrence previously collaborated on the film Don’t Look Up (2021) by Adam McKay.

The source details that this project could face some problems, since Tina Sinatra, the daughter of the legendary singer, controls her father's estate and has not yet given her blessing to the film.

CURIOUS FACT: It was Ava Gardner who broke up Sinatra's marriage to Nancy Barbato, Tina's mother. He was married to Nancy from 1939 to 1951, to Ava from 1951 to 1957. He later married Mia Farrow, from 1966 to 1968, and finally to Barbara Marx, from 1976 to 1998, when Sinatra died.

The project is said to be already attracting interest from major studios and streamers. Apple would love to continue working with Scorsese, after financing Killers of the Flower Moonhowever, Sony Pictures is believed to be the favorite to land the biopic.

The musical repertoire of the legendary singer “was built in a style based on a natural understanding of popular music, as Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong had understood it, exploiting the idea that this, in all its aspects, should be an extension of the conversation. Technically, he was characterized by his careful precision in phrasing and his mastery of breathing control. His voice range was close to bass-baritone, and he had absolute pitch, like Mozart, Michael Jackson, and Freddie Mercury.

“Sinatra recorded more than 1,300 songs, and participated in more than 50 films. He received many awards and tributes, including 10 Grammys” (via Wikipedia).

Source: https://cine3.com/martin-scorsese-hara-biopic-de-frank-sinatra-con-leonardo-dicaprio-y-jennifer-lawrence/

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