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Joe Mantegna Bringing Dean Martin to the Big Screen

September 7, 2006 (6:38 am) GMT
Joe Mantegna is set to produce a biopic of Dean Martin entitled "Memories are Made of This."

A biopic of Dean Martin is in progress to be brought up to the silver screen. The "Joan of Arcadia" star has successfully obtained the film rights to a biographical memoir of the late prominent American actor/singer written by his daughter, Deana Martin, her publicist has confirmed Tuesday, September 5.

Entitled "", just like the book's title, the film will be produced by Mantegna alongside his producing partner, Danny Ramm, with a possibility for the actor to come up as a cameo. In the meantime, the script, which will be written based on the memoir, is expected to be completed by this year's Christmas.

Prior to this acquisition, there actually was a talk to depict Martin's life in a film feature entitled "Dino" with in the starring role and Martin Scorsese directing, but as of 2006, the project has yet to come to fruition.

Also a renowned stage performer, Mantegna once played Martin in the 1998 HBO's TV-movie of "The Rat Pack" alongside and Megan Dodds. Through the portrayal, he landed both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations in supporting actor category by the following year.

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