Chris Tucker, Brett Ratner Reteam for Sinatra

You don't scare me. I've got chunks of guys like you in my stool!

by | September 20, 2007 | Comments

It looks like Chris Tucker fans won’t have to wait until the inevitable Rush Hour 4 to see him back on the big screen.

Variety reported yesterday that Tucker has signed on to star in Brett Ratner‘s adaptation of Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra, the 2003 memoir penned by Sinatra’s valet, George Jacobs, with William Stadiem, who is also writing the screenplay. From the article:

Stadiem, a longtime chronicler of old Hollywood, has been tapped to write the screenplay, which weaves in celebrity anecdotes involving Marilyn Monroe, Peter Lawford, the Kennedys, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swifty Lazar and Marlene Dietrich, among others.

Brett Ratner directing what amounts to a Sinatra biopic? We can just hear the Chairman’s fans howling now. And here’s an extra quote from Stadiem, to pour some salt into the wounds:

“Brett is a Rat Pack obsessive, and so it’s fun to work with someone so passionate about the period. I think he’s channeling Frank sometimes.”

The report doesn’t mention a target release for Sinatra, but it does say Tucker is “currently prepping a standup comedy tour,” so filming will presumably have to wait until that’s finished.

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

social media Reality Competition crime TIFF GIFs HBO politics Logo police drama Comedy war Trailer Super Bowl 2016 BBC Amazon Holidays Bravo Tomatazos CBS GoT TruTV Lionsgate Comedy Central Cosplay 2017 Star Wars Toys Best and Worst USA Pirates diversity cinemax Polls and Games serial killer APB travel cops Rock Marathons Nat Geo TCM historical drama Action Oscars A&E CNN Dark Horse Comics El Rey Freeform Disney Channel ABC boxoffice Universal Reality Set visit Masterpiece Certified Fresh vampires NYCC History Winter TV PaleyFest FX Red Carpet Ghostbusters E! TV Star Trek LGBTQ Rom-Com comiccon Year in Review SDCC Lifetime CBS All Access crime thriller Musicals PBS MSNBC Valentine's Day BBC America Drama Infographic Superheroes Adult Swim harry potter Biopics Netflix The Arrangement Watching Series Rocky ABC Family 2015 Calendar MTV Awards Disney adventure Emmys thriller Extras Trivia VICE TV Land DirecTV cooking Tumblr Character Guide sitcom Musical Opinion technology Fantasy period drama Showtime Sundance President Animation Kids & Family discovery Spring TV Election Writers Guild of America OWN Marvel Summer TNT TLC Mary Tyler Moore Martial Arts VH1 Pop CMT Video Games Podcast Photos docudrama Country First Look Cartoon Network Nickelodeon Box Office 24 frames composers The CW Grammys SundanceTV dramedy Fox News psycho Nominations science fiction FOX Mystery Comic Book AMC Premiere Dates singing competition Starz Crackle Sneak Peek TCA supernatural Sci-Fi Horror aliens Interview American Society of Cinematographers ITV TBS Schedule based on movie Hulu Music X-Men IFC Esquire RT History zombie sports Food Network FXX Countdown Thanksgiving WGN BET GLAAD NBC Teen ESPN 007 TCA 2017 Syfy crime drama Winners DC Comics Fall TV biography