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THE Sinatra clan is none too pleased with the dark direction Martin Scorsese is taking with his biopic of Frank Sinatra.

Back in May, it was announced that the Academy Award-winning director had signed on to direct the life story of Ol’ Blue Eyes, with Universal and Mandalay set to produce. Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote “Field of Dreams,” was brought in as a screenwriter.

But according to a source close to the Sinatra family, Frank’s daughter and the film’s executive producer, Tina Sinatra, is worried that Scorsese’s vision might ultimately taint her father’s legacy.

“Marty wants it to be hard-hitting and showcase the violent, sexually charged, hard-drinking Frank, but Tina wants to show the softer side of her dad and let the focus be on the music,” says our source.

“The ’60s were a very swinging time for Frank — he was having sex with a garden variety of bimbos and cementing his Rat Pack status. It’s a really key time to his mythology. And Tina really wants to make sure that a sanitized Frank comes through, and that it’s not overly negative.”

Among those whose names have been thrown into the ring to play the Chairman of the Board are Scorsese’s favorite, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tina Sinatra’s choice, George Clooney, and the studio’s preference, Johnny Depp.

Whichever star lands the role doesn’t need to worry about singing, as Universal acquired the rights to Sinatra’s catalog for the picture, and the actor will be lip-synching.

Tina Sinatra did not return our calls for comment. Scorsese’s rep, Leslee Dart, tells Page Six, “Marty has been swamped working on ‘Shutter Island’ and his HBO project, ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ and he hasn’t even begun to turn his attention to this. He and Tina are looking forward to working together in the future.

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 Fat Clemenza wrote:
Maybe Clooney could play his “Aunt Rosemary”!
Nikki17  wrote:
This was my parents idol.
He was the pride of the Italian American community.
His music still delights many, many people.
I would think they would make an accurate movie regarding his life…with good and bad.
Anthony Fiato respone to Nikki 17
Maybe some slug  living in blow-me Idaho  doesn’t know the Mob was an  integral part of  Sinatra’s  life.  The rest of  the civilized world knows it though. The Mob has  to be included in Sinatra’s  biopic, period.
Tina was  always  closest to her  mom.   She held it against her father  for  leaving her Saint-like mother . In a  twisted way, she blamed Frank’s wiseguy pals  for leading her daddy off  the straight and narrow.
Anthony Fiato  Aka “The Animal”