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Martin Scorsese is about to bring Frank Sinatra to the big screen, and he's going to do it his way.

The Oscar-winning director who's twice done biopics ('Raging Bull,' 'The Aviator') -- three if you count 'The Last Temptation of Christ' -- as well as a handful of music docs ('The Last Waltz,' 'Shine a Light'), has inked a deal to direct and produce 'Sinatra' for Universal Pictures, according to a report from Variety.

So who will Scorsese tap to play Ol' Blue Eyes? Producer Cathy Schulman says Leonardo DiCaprio is a candidate, which is no surprise given the actor has appeared in Scorsese's last three features, as well this fall's 'Shutter Island.' The message boards are already abuzz with suggestions. Who do you think should play Sinatra? Check out 10 picks we plucked from the boards and then cast your vote -- or offer up your write-in.


Martin Scorsese is about to bring Frank Sinatra to the big screen, and he's going to do it his way.

The Oscar-winning director who's twice done biopics ('Raging Bull,' 'The Aviator') -- three if you count 'The Last Temptation of Christ' -- as well as a handful of music docs ('The Last Waltz,' 'Shine a Light'), has inked a deal to direct and produce 'Sinatra' for Universal Pictures, according to a report from Variety.

So who will Scorsese tap to play Ol' Blue Eyes? Producer Cathy Schulman says Leonardo DiCaprio is a candidate, which is no surprise given the actor has appeared in Scorsese's last three features, as well this fall's 'Shutter Island.' The message boards are already abuzz with suggestions. Who do you think should play Sinatra? Check out 10 picks we plucked from the boards and then cast your vote -- or offer up your write-in -- below.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Marty and Leo have become as inseparable as Martin and Lewis this century, collaborating on 'Gangs of New York,' 'The Aviator,' 'The Departed' and the upcoming 'Shutter Island.'


Robert Downey Jr.
He's played Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and "a dude playin' a dude, disguised as another dude," and also happens to be one of the hottest actors working in Hollywood today.

James Franco
The 'Spider-Man' and 'Pineapple Express' star burst onto the scene with his spot-on impression of 'James Dean' in 2001, so he's got the whole "capturing the essence of an icon" thing down.


Harry Connick Jr.
Many will argue the singer-actor already has 30 years' experience of "playing" Sinatra, so that can't hurt. But a viewing of 'New in Town' could.


Johnny Depp
He's about to shoot up the screen as the equally feisty John Dillinger in 'Public Enemies,' but he's also a tad occupied, with tent poles 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4,' 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Alice in Wonderland' all in the works.

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    Kidman Bails on Woody Allen Film

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    Kevin Spacey Is 'Casino Jack'

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    Biel, Roberts, Alba Celebrate 'Valentine's Day'

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Daniel Craig
He looks great in a tux, and will beat out any competition in a "Piercing Blue Eyes" contest. But he's locked and loaded as 007; pulling off both could be a tough mission.


Joaquin Phoenix
He was brilliant channeling Johnny Cash in 'Walk the Line.' But that was long before he devoted his life to Hip-Hop, or began taking too many crazy pills, depending on your perspective.


Adrian Grenier
His one shot at biopic glory, playing drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, was an epic disaster. Luckily for Grenier that was in an alternate reality known as 'Entourage.'


Ray Liotta
He nailed the role of Sinatra in the 1998 TV movie 'The Rat Pack.' But unless Scorsese and screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson decide to focus only on his later years, Liotta's probably too old.


Zac Efron
It's unlikely the actor picked would have to do actual voice work, but still, the 'High School Musical' star has proved he's a born entertainer. Then again, we'd hate to see all those riots on the streets of Hoboken were Efron actually tapped.