Bradley Cooper will direct and star in Netflix movie about Leonard Bernstein


Bradley Cooper will direct, produce and star in a Netflix movie concerning the late Jewish composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

The untitled movie is anticipated to start manufacturing early subsequent 12 months and shall be launched in theaters earlier than the movie premieres on Netflix, Deadline first reported.

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The film will span greater than 30 years, telling the story of the difficult relationship between Bernstein, of “West Facet Story” fame, and his spouse, Felicia Montealegre. Bernstein, who died in 1990 at 72, reportedly had affairs with males earlier than and through his marriage.

The script was co-written by Cooper with Josh Singer, who wrote the Academy Award-winning movie “Highlight.”

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Among the many many co-producers are Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The venture initially began at Paramount, which can not be concerned, in accordance with stories.

On this July 26, 1971 file picture conductor Leonard Bernstein tells reporters in Washington that the work he’s making ready for the 1971 opening of the John F. Kennedy Middle for the Performing Arts is a “labor of affection.” (AP Photograph/Charles Harrity, File)

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Cooper, who additionally directed and starred within the profitable “A Star Is Born,” has been working carefully with Bernstein’s three youngsters for the previous two years, in accordance with Deadline.

The actor has at all times been fascinated with conducting, Deadline wrote, however the “charged and sophisticated relationship” between Bernstein and his spouse is what led him to make the movie.

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