BREAKING FILM NEWS

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Bradley Cooper Is "Leonard Bernstein"



Netflix has acquired an untitled "Leonard Bernstein" biopic that Bradley Cooper will direct and star in from a screenplay he co-wrote, to be produced by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Todd Phillips, setting a 2021 production start:


Spielberg is currently in post-production on a reboot of 'gang musical' "West Side Story", using Bernstein's music from the original film.


"...the new film will focus on the 30-year relationship between Bernstein and his wife Chilean-born actress 'Montealegre', his conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic at age 25...


"...his blacklisting as a communist, then being cleared before he composed the Oscar-nominated score for 'On the Waterfront'...


"...his rousing score for 'The Great Escape', his worldwide fame for 'West Side Story', his,activism in the civil rights movement and outspoken views on ending the Vietnam War..."


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Leonard Bernstein....