Bradley Cooper Will Direct and Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic

Film & TV News   Bradley Cooper Will Direct and Star in Leonard Bernstein Biopic
Another biopic exploring the life of the legendary composer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is also in development.
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As the world celebrates the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein with a two-year, international slate of programming from myriad performing arts organizations, Hollywood is also placing the spotlight on the man behind such works as West Side Story and Candide.

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Tony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will direct and star in the biopic Bernstein, reports Deadline; he is also at work on the script with Oscar winner Josh Singer (Spotlight).

The news of the Paramount Pictures and Amblin project arrives one week after the announcement of a similar biopic, The American, led by Jake Gyllenhaal and produced and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.


Cooper also helms and stars in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Lady Gaga, which marks his directorial debut. He’ll produce Bernstein alongside Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger.

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