Screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) has signed on to rewrite the script for director Martin Scorsese's Sinatra, Universal Pictures' biopic on the iconic actor/singer Frank Sinatra.

The project has been in development for several years. We first reported on this project back in May 2009, when Phil Alden Robinson was attached to write the screenplay. Producers Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman secured the life and music rights from Frank Sinatra Enterprises. The story will follow the crooner's life from his upbringing in Hoboken, New Jersey to his career in Hollywood where he sold millions of records as a singer and won an Oscar in 1953 for his role in From Here to Eternity.

Martin Scorsese is currently directing The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The filmmaker hasn't officially committed to his next directorial project yet, although this could be next if the script comes together.

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Billy Ray's other credits include Breach, Shattered Glass, and the upcoming Captain Phillips.