Robert Pattinson to Play Frank Sinatra?

Robert Pattinson to Play Frank Sinatra?-photo

You have to give Robert Pattinson credit; he dares to dream big.

The New Moon heartthrob, currently riding high on the runaway success of the Twilight sequel, has his sights set on a non-vampiric role next: that of Frank Sinatra, for Martin Scorsese's much-discussed biopic on the legendary singer.

Says Pattinson,

“I would like to play Frank Sinatra in Martin Scorsese’s film, but so does everyone. I’m a little too young, I can sing but I can’t do his voice. There is a lot of competition. I’m not into competition.”

Sure. Then there's the whole not-looking-anything-like-Sinatra thing. And the whole being-British thing.

But then, given the fact that everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Johnny Depp to Jamie Foxx has been mentioned among the possible candidates for the role, maybe R-Pattz's thinking isn't so pie-in-the-sky after all.

Readers, sound off in our poll: Do you think Pattinson has a shot at playing Ol' Blue Eyes? More importantly, should he?

 

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  • matt
    matt

    NON NNOONNONNNONOONNONONONONONONONOO FUUUUUCKKKK NNNONOONNONOONNONONO ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

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    larry

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  • Monica
    Monica

    I think Harry Connick Jr is the PERFECT choice. Harry is a croooner just like Frank was.

  • Eileen Pizarro
    Eileen Pizarro

    I think Robert pattinson would be great in the role. He's already a talented musician and he has a great singing voice. He's a wonderful actor and he's gorgeous! I'm not even a Frank Sinatra admirer but I think Rob would be wonderful.

  • hannah
    hannah

    Rob should play Jeff Buckley.

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina

    honestly i think he is a good choice, he has the amazing blue eyes, im not sure how old they want frank to look like, is it a movie fr his youth till he is older...honestly the other actors are abit old .. except leo. But leo is kinda very short .... if they want a larger versatile group of ppl going to see this movie, they need to cast him (ROB), that will bring in the younger crowd and his large fan group. IMDb lists Rob as 6'1 and Leo as 6'. Not alot of height difference

  • celebrityhotpics
    celebrityhotpics

    why does this guy always look HIGH in every photo? http://www.celebrityhotpics.info

  • cate
    cate

    frank sinatra is most important actor for musical lovers.robert pattinson can't act therefor he must not play sinatra.leonardo dicaprio,gael garcia bernal ,johnny depp or daniel radcliffe must play him.

  • lizbizz11
    lizbizz11

    He could pull off Sinatra if he really tried...but then again he doesn't really have Sinatra's look...

  • MK
    MK

    honestly i think he is a good choice, he has the amazing blue eyes, im not sure how old they want frank to look like, is it a movie fr his youth till he is older...honestly the other actors are abit old .. except leo. But leo is kinda very short .... if they want a larger versatile group of ppl going to see this movie, they need to cast him (ROB), that will bring in the younger crowd and his large fan group.

  • dee
    dee

    I know there is a Hollywood fad going on for Brits to play Americans at the moment, but the producers are just asking for a backlash if they go this route.

  • ihaterobertpattinson
    ihaterobertpattinson

    oh my f*cking god no!!!!!!!!!!! frank sinatra is amazing. robert pattinson is the worst actor and the ugliest man alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope with all my heart that he does not get this role.

  • danishgirl
    danishgirl

    Give the role too Robert Pattinson :D (L)

  • AVALON
    AVALON

    Haha, dream on, you pasty little Brit. HAHAHHA thats the best thing i have ever heard. mayby stick to an american playing an true american idol is perhaps a good way to go? id rather see james franco or emile hirsch give it a go. someone with talent beyond being a one role tween icon. Anyone see little ashes? i wouldnt advise you do so if you want to keep thinking he is a decent actor.

  • Lorie
    Lorie

    Damn you guys r evil! He is an awesome actor and i think he could pull it off we a lot of practice! Love Rob! Damn all of you!!!!!

  • Jan
    Jan

    99% of the quotes blogs pick up are fake/made up ... ficticious quotes as he says... this is probably bull just like almost everything else written about anyone from twilight... or anyone famous for that matter

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    I love Rob but no thanks no. btw Sinatra liked his drink too, as they all did in their clan. Some suggested he could play Peter Lawford for the englishness. I think a cameo as Montgomery Clift would be best, for the "From here to eternity" period. Actually, yeah, he would make a good Monty Clift.

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * hmmm..hahah, yeah I dnt know what to say to this one!! Just makes me laugh, he'd maybe be okay--* =/

  • rocknmovies
    rocknmovies

    I love Rob but no thanks no. btw Sinatra liked his drink too, as they all did in their clan. Some suggested he could play Peter Lawford for the englishness. I think a cameo as Montgomery Clift would be best, for the "From here to eternity" period.

  • Lex
    Lex

    For the love of God, NO. Boy can't act, nor can he sing. I don't know who he's trying to fool. -_-'

  • greencad
    greencad

    He can play anything but for me he doesn't have to Frank's story won't even be worth watching in this generation! duh!

  • katia
    katia

    Haha, dream on, you pasty little Brit. f*ck of your ugly Hispanicatthedisco

  • katia
    katia

    Leonardo Dicarpio and Jamie Fox, playing Sinatra...Why???

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Haha, dream on, you pasty little Brit.

  • amber
    amber

    umm??no way all the twi-fans are going to go see it then and most of them dont even know who frank sinatra is

 
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