A biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra is on its way to the silver screen, but even the guy who “didd it his way” couldn’t have imagined the cast of characters being lined up to possibly play him.
While early reports had entertainers like Justin Timberlake, Harry Connick Jr., and Leo DiCaprio tapped to tackle the part of Sinatra, some Hollywood insiders now believe Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx would do an excellent job of portraying the Rat Packer.
Are we being punk’d?
You read right, ladies and gents. According to The Daily Express, the African-American singer, songwriter, and actor — who won an Academy Award for his big screen portrayal of music legend Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray — is now being seriously considered as the possible lead in the life story of the Italian-American crooner.
Industry insiders believe Foxx was “born to play Sinatra.”
“Cool is color-blind. Jamie would seem to be born to the role.” The source went on: “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.”
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