Foxx as Sinatra? Get Real, Says Gawker

Some raise skeptical eyebrows as UK tabs push rumors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2009 1:34 PM CDT
Could Jamie Foxx portray Frank Sinatra? Some insiders seem to think so.   (PRNewsFoto/BET Networks, Frank Micelotta)
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(Newser) – Jamie Foxx as Frank Sinatra? It’s all the buzz around Hollywood, the Daily Telegraph reports, after a source told the Daily Express, “Cool is colorblind. Jamie would seem to be born to the role.” Popcrunch wonders, “Are we being punk’d?” while Gawker’s Richard Lawson—who jokingly put out Foxx’s name for consideration last week—pooh-poohs the idea: “The whole thing is obviously bollocks,” but the source claims seriousness.

“Magnificent singing voice, totally convincing acting ability, like Frank himself, born the wrong side of the tracks, rags to riches, makes it big against the odds, has his brushes with authority,” says the insider of Foxx. “The guy’s a gift.”