Netflix is looking to its next big movie by acquiring the rights to the untitled Leonard Bernstein film. This film is one that Bradley Cooper will direct, star in, and produce. Josh Singer has penned the script. Originally, the project was supposed to go to Paramount, but will now be Netflix’s property. The movies will span the 30 years of Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre’s complex marriage story.
There are some really top-notch producers involved in this project. Joining Cooper are Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Todd Phillips, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Fredd Berner, and Amy Durning.
The untitled movie is expected to begin production next year and as it did with The Irishman, Netflix will give it a small theatrical release before making it available on the streaming platform. Netflix Head of Film Scott Stuber commented:
“Bradley’s directorial debut was nothing short of brilliant and he quickly cemented himself as a serious filmmaker. His strong passion and clear vision for bringing to life the relationship between the iconic composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre promises to do their lives justice as only this renowned filmmaking team can. We are honored to be working with the Bernsteins to share their family’s story with audiences everywhere.”
What do you think about Cooper directing and starring in this untitled Bernstein movie?
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