“Rush Hour” franchise director Brett Ratner and star Chris Tucker are set to reteam with New Line on an adaptation of the book “Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra.” Ratner is attached to direct and produce and Tucker is eyeing the starring role of Sinatra valet George Jacobs.
The book, a dishy tell-all written by Jacobs and William Stadiem, was first published by HarperCollins in 2003. It offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
Variety says 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.
Rat Entertainment’s Jay Stern also will produce alongside Adam Fields (Donnie Darko).