Ever since Martin Scorseserevealed, back in May, that he was going to direct a Frank Sinatra biopic, there has been rampant speculation about two things: who will play the crooner, and what sort of man will Scorsese make him out to be? The former question has yet to be answered, and probably won't be until for several months. The latter question remains open, but Sinatra's daughter, Tina, has a few things to say about it.

According to the New York Post's gossip page, Tina Sinatra is "worried that Scorsese's vision might ultimately taint her father's legacy" -- in other words, Frank's Mafia connections, philandering, heavy drinking, and violent tendencies didn't taint his legacy, but telling people about it might. The Post cites an anonymous inside source, not Sinatra herself, so take it with a grain of salt. Scorsese's people told the Post that the director is swamped with Shutter Island (in theaters Oct. 2) and his upcoming HBO project Boardwalk Empire and hasn't even begun to think about the Sinatra film yet. We do know that Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote (and directed) Field of Dreams, is onboard as screenwriter, but at this point it's not even clear whether the film intends to cover Sinatra's entire life or just a certain segment of it.

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