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Angel Ball 2014 - New York city New York United States - Tuesday 21st October 2014

Foxx and Ray Charles

* FOXX TO PLAY SINATRA? JAMIE FOXX has been tipped to play late Rat Pack crooner FRANK SINATRA, according to reports. Leonardo DiCaprio and Harry Connick Jr. were among the names rumoured to be in contention for the role after it was announced earlier this month (May09) that filmmaker Martin Scorsese will direct a biopic. But now African-American actor Foxx, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in 2004's Ray, has emerged as the favourite to play Ol' Blue Eyes. And studio bosses are convinced Foxx has the charisma and talent to tackle the role of Sinatra, who died in 1998. An insider tells Britain's Daily Star, Jamie would seem to be born to the role. Magnificent voice, convincing acting ability - like Frank himself - born the wrong side of the tracks, makes it big against all odds, has his brush with authority. The guy's a gift. (PAW/WNTST/LR) Jamie Foxx Attends the Love Sees No Color Gala hosted by Jamie Foxx at Paramount Studios Los Angeles, California - 19.09.08

Frank Sinatra, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorsese and Ray Charles

The 2011 NAACP Image Awards Nominee Reception at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Los Angeles, California - Saturday 12th February 2011

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6th Annual Boyle Heights Youth Center Fundraiser held at Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center - Friday 17th August 2012

6th Annual Boyle Heights Youth Center Fundraiser held at Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center - Friday 17th August 2012

'Choose YOUR America' Nonpartisan Campaign To Shine Light On Election 2012 held at The USC Campus - Friday 24th August 2012

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