Up-and-Coming Writer Has ‘High Hopes’ for Hot Spec “Junior,” About Frank Sinatra and His Son’s Kidnapping


Junior Spec

For years, Martin Scorsese has tried to get a Frank Sinatra biopic off the ground, to no avail. Now, a hot new spec about Sinatra is getting attention in the marketplace, and rather than a traditional biopic, this one is focused on the bizarre true events surrounding the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr.

The script is called and it’s written by . The story finds the mercurial Frank Sinatra at the apex of his when he’s forced to team up with the FBI to rescue his son from a group of inept kidnappers, giving Ol’ Blue Eyes the chance to repair their broken father-son bond.

It turns out that two of Junior’s former high school classmates were behind the kidnapping, having followed the 19-year-old singer from city to city, waiting to make their move. They eventually demanded $240,000 in ransom from the elder Sinatra. For more information on the kidnapping, click here.

Elliott doesn’t have any produced credits yet, but he was a quarter-finalist in both the and the Final Draft Big Break Competition, and he also received the award for Best Original Undergraduate Pilot at Loyola Marymount University.

Elliott is represented by , and buyers have already begun inquiring, as Sinatra was an international celebrity and any movie about the Chairman of the Board would surely garner interest overseas.

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