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Leonard Bernstein Biopic, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, moves forward with Netflix / The Bulletin Time

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On the heels of Oscar nods for The Irishman and Marriage Story, Netflix has secured the rights to the in-development biopic of Leonard Bernstein from Bradley Cooper. The Oscar nominee will direct and star throughout the film; he moreover co-wrote the script with Josh Singer and is among the many many producers. The deal marks Paramount's departure from the Amblin mission.

Producing alongside Cooper, based mostly on Deadline, are Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg (who's moreover directing one different upcoming Bernstein-related mission: West Aspect Story), Todd Phillips (beneath his and Cooper's Joint Effort banner), Kristie Macosko Krieger, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Fred Berner, and Amy Durning. Manufacturing is anticipated to start out early subsequent 12 months.

The {film} will take care of the connection between the celebrated composer and his partner, Felicia Montealegre. The two wed in 1951, no matter Bernstein's homosexuality being extensively uncontested. About 25 years later, Bernstein left to be with a male companion, returning to his marriage when Montealegre was recognized with most cancers. He was collectively together with her until she died in 1978. That they'd three children collectively-Jamie, Alexander, and Nina-who've labored rigorously with Cooper to develop the mission.

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