Movies | December 17, 2020 12:27 pm

Not an Onion Headline: Creed’s Scott Stapp to Play Frank Sinatra in a Movie

The role is for a Ronald Reagan biopic directed by the guy who did "Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!"

Creed's Scott Stapp will play Frank Sinatra in a movie
Frank Sinatra and Scott Stapp. See the resemblance? Neither do we.
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Scott Stapp will play Frank Sinatra in a biopic about Ronald Reagan, according to Billboard. No, that is not an Onion headline.

How the Creed frontman is suited to embody one of the 20th century’s greatest crooners … well, we don’t know. The upcoming film is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!); Dennis Quaid will play the former president.

In a statement, Stapp noted: “Sinatra in performance mode was an exercise in restraint. He had this steely, stylish swagger and his sheer presence commanded a room. I was excited to join the cast and blown away by the on-set attention to detail, style, and overall production.”

There’s not a lot of information available on the film, but the internet had some fun with this. A few tweets:

And one argument for Stapp:

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