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Screenwriter Danny Strong to pen new Frank Sinatra musical

US screenwriter Danny Strong has been commissioned to write a new jukebox music celebrating Frank Sinatra.

Called Sinatra the Musical, it is expected in 2020.

Strong’s previous writing credits include Hollywood films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – parts one and two, and The Butler. He also co-created FOX TV show Empire and won an Emmy and a Writers’ Guild of America award for his screenplay for Game Change, a drama about the 2008 US presidential election.

The new musical will be produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Stewart Till, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Edward Walson, while Larry Manetti will be the executive producer.

Adam Speers, producer at ATG, said: “To have Danny on board is amazing news. His previous work speaks for itself and it made perfect sense to have him write the book for what is set to be a unique musical about an all-time Hollywood legend and icon.”