De Niro moving forward on Winslow’s Frankie Machine with a new director. Oct25

De Niro moving forward on Winslow’s Frankie ...

There had been rumors that Martin Scorsese was dropping out of Frankie Machine and that the project might be dead. When word came that Scorsese was reteaming with Leonardo DiCaprio to make Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island, I was pretty sure that those rumors were true.But that has not stopped the project, De Niro has secured the services of another director from his past: Michael Mann. Mann will now direct Frankie Machine.Mann and De Niro previously worked on 1995’s Heat. Mann has also directed The Insider, Miami Vice and Ali.The screenplay is being reworked by Alex Tse. Alex recently wrote the script for the much-anticipated...

Scorsese may still be on board with Frankie Machine, but film is likely delayed. Aug28

Scorsese may still be on board with Frankie Machin...

Last week, I pointed out a rumor that suggested that Martin Scorsese could be pulling out of Robert De Niro’s Frankie Machine. I expressed skepticism.Well, a more established source, the L.A. Times, is saying that Scorsese is still on board, with Leonardo Di Caprio now part of the cast.But the news is not all good, the film is on hold while the screenplay is retooled.I am not saying that Collider is incorrect, just pointing out that the rumors of Scorsese leaving the project may not be correct.

Scorsese out of Frankine Machine?
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Aug20

Scorsese out of Frankine Machine?

A while back, I posted about Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese reteaming for the ninth time for Frankie Machine.First, thanks to Dark Horizons for pointing this out:Collider.com is reporting that they have it from a reliable source that Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has dropped out of Frankie Machine. It gives no reason and suggests that the entire project may now be scrapped.I have to say this sounds odd. Even if Scorsese were to drop out, De Niro (the star and producer) is a big enough name that it should be able to move forward with another director. I don’t normally peruse Collider, so I don’t know how credible...

Scorsese, De Niro to reteam for Winslow’s The Winter of Frankie Machine Jun20

Scorsese, De Niro to reteam for Winslow’s Th...

Before Don Winslow’s novel The Winter of Frankie Machine came out, the movie rights were gone. Robert De Niro read the book and was in love with it. So much so that he bought the rights and decided to play a type of character he said he would never again play: A mob guy. Now, Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct. This will be Scorsese and De Niro’s ninth film together. “Frank Machianno, aka Frankie Machine, retires from his life as a contract killer and begins a new life in San Diego. Far removed from any of the thrills of his mob life, he opens a bait shack...