Universal Pictures has acquired the feature film project Sinatra from Mandalay Pictures for Academy Award ® winner Martin Scorsese to direct, it was announced today.
Oscar ® nominated screenwriter (Field of Dreams) Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay for Sinatra based on the life of the iconic entertainer.   Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have been developing the project, after securing the Frank Sinatra life rights and music rights from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE) – a joint venture of the Sinatra Estate and Warner Music Group.
“We have dreamt of making a movie about Frank Sinatra, and Marty Scorsese is undeniably the perfect vision keeper for this project,” said Chairman of Mandalay Entertainment Group, Peter Guber.   President of Mandalay Pictures, Cathy Schulman added “In addition to our excitement at having Marty in the director’s chair, we are thrilled to be in business with Universal, the Sinatra estate, Warner Music Group and the talented Phil Alden Robinson on this project about one of our greatest entertainers.”

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