While another famous couple gets the Lifetime treatment in the upcoming biopic Liz & Dick, Fountainhead Productions is setting their eyes in the relationship of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner for an upcoming project.
According to MovieHole, the film will chronicle the famous marriage, which lasted from 1951 to 1957. For those not familiar with the union, it caused quite a uproar with the Catholic Church when Sinatra left his then wife Nancy for Gardner, making it her third marriage. After various aborted pregnancies while with the crooner and quite a few affairs, many have speculated that their relationship caused the downfall of Sinatra‘s career, while Gardner‘s blossomed. However, it was thanks to Gardner that Sinatra was cast in his Oscar winning role in From Here to Eternity back in 1953.
Fountainhead, as well as Simon West (Con-Air, The Expendables II), have been seeking out scripts that ultimately focus on the famous relationship. If you ask me, I think I’ll pass on this one and wait for Scorsese‘s recently-resurrected Sinatra project.
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