Scorsese is preparing to bring Ol’ Blue Eyes’ life story to the big screen in forthcoming film Sinatra, with Pacino playing the title role.
The director recently admitted he would love to reunite the actor with his The Godfather Part II co-star De Niro as Rat Pack singer Dean Martin.
Scorsese told Hindu.com, “I’ve had it in mind for a long time. Even the initial script is ready. I’m yet to spot the actor who can bring back Frank Sinatra alive on screen. My choice is Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro as Dean Martin.”
De Niro admits he is working on an “ambitious” new project with Scorsese, but rumours of his involvement in the Sinatra film is news to him.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, he adds, “Yeah, I’ve heard I was supposed to be in that film.”
De Niro and Pacino last co-starred in 2008 movie Righteous Kill, their first collaboration since 1996 film Heat.