Date: 15th May 2009

Scorsese to direct Sinatra biopic

Martin Scorsese will direct an "unconventional" biopic of crooner Frank Sinatra, it has been confirmed.

The movie, which will be made by Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures, will be the first feature film about Sinatra's life.

The star's daughter, Tina, said it was "personally pleasing" the film would be made by Oscar-winner Scorsese.

The singer, also known as Ol' Blue Eyes, died in 1998. His hits included My Way and New York, New York.

Source: Press Release