If Martin Scorsese plans to do a warts-and-all, Raging Bull-styled biopic of Frank Sinatra, bring it on. The mafia ties, the downswirl period from ’48 to From Here To Eternity, the temper, snubbed by JFK in ’62, etc. The Sinatra cult is so dug in and devotional that anything the least bit fawning would be seen as a capitulation. Phil Alden Robinson is reportedly doing the screenplay.

Tatiana Siegel‘s Variety story says with absolute seriousness that Leonardo DiCaprio is an “obvious candidate” to play Sinatra. Who else to play a skinny, narrow-faced Italian who was 5’7″ in heels than a 73 inch tall, no-longer-thin, wide-faced guy who looks mostly German?