Sinatra Daughter Frets Over Pending Biopic

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2009 5:59 PM CDT
In this 1990 file photo, Frank Sinatra is shown in New York's Radio City Music Hall.   (AP Photo/Mario Suriani, file)
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(Newser) – Tina Sinatra would prefer that Martin Scorsese direct her father’s biopic her way, the New York Post reports. "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," a source says. A Scorsese spokesperson denies any friction between the director and Sinatra, the film's executive producer.

"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," the source says. "And Tina really wants to make sure that a sanitized Frank comes through, and that it's not overly negative."