Iconic director Martin Scorsese plans to shoot two ambitious productions, the first about Jesus based on Shūsaku Endō’s book “A Life of Jesus” of 1973 and the second a Frank Sinatra biopic, sources told Variety.

The Oscar-winning director, who helped usher in Hollywood’s New Wave in the 1970s, wants to bypass the studio system and independently finance the Jesus film, with filming to begin later this year in Israel, the Italy and Egypt.

Then the famous director hopes to start shooting the second film, after first receiving the blessings of the legendary singer’s daughter.

The star cast of the film will be led by Leonardo DiCaprio, while Jennifer Lawrence will play Sinatra’s second wife, Ava Gardner, according to the same sources.

Starring two of the biggest movie stars on the planet, the film has already attracted the interest of major studios and streaming services. Apple, which funded it “Killers of the Flower Moon” at a cost of $215 million, would like to continue its collaboration with Scorsese, but according to the report Sony is the winner.

It is noted that in the works is also a collaboration with Steven Spielberg (Steven Spielberg) as executive producers for a television series based on “Cape Fear” for Apple TV+.