Netflix Scores Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’ Follow-Up, an Untitled Leonard Bernstein Film

/Film | 1/22/2020 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Bradley Cooper‘s follow-up to A Star is Born is heading to Netflix. The streaming giant has acquired the rights to the an untitled Leonard Bernstein film, which Cooper is set to direct, star in, and produce from a script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Spotlight writer Josh Singer.

After a superb showing with this year’s Oscar nominations for The Irishman and Marriage Story, Netflix is already looking to next year’s award’s season with a prestige-packed project led by Bradley Cooper. Deadline reports that Cooper is set to direct, star in, and produce a film about Leonard Bernstein, the world-renowned composer behind scores for West Side Story, On the Waterfront, and more, who has been dubbed “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” The film would span the course of 30 years and tell the “beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre,” per Deadline.

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In addition to Cooper and his co-writer Josh Singer, who won an Oscar for his script for 2015’s Spotlight, the yet-untitled Leonard Bernstein film features quite a roster of producers, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Cooper’s Joint Effort producing partner and Joker director Todd Phillips, Kristie Macosko Krieger, The Irishman and Joker Oscar-nominated producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Fred Berner, and Amy Durning.

Netflix picks up the project after it had languished under Paramount for the past two years, even though the studio set the film as “priority project” in 2018. But a heated competition with a rival project, which had Jake Gyllenhaal playing Bernstein in a Cary Fukanaga-directed film, put...
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