Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein’s estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, deliver, and star in a biopic about the legendary arranger.
Josh Singer composed the content, and Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Kristie Macosko Krieger will create. Cooper will also create the film through his generation company, Joint Effort.
Bernstein’s one of a kind versatility earned him unmatched acknowledgment as the transcendent American author of the twentieth century. An internationally celebrated musician, director, pianist, and artist, Bernstein gained omnipresent acclaim for his vast talent as the most youthful ever music chief of the New York Philharmonic, as well as his many creations for such worshipped preparations as “West Side Story,” “On the Waterfront,” and “Dwindle Pan,” as well as scores of other orchestral arrangements, ensembles, and musical pieces.
“In our father’s centennial year celebration, we are charmed to frame a selective and uncommon partnership with Paramount Pictures, Amblin and this extraordinary gathering of filmmakers to create a Leonard Bernstein biographical film” said Jamie, Alexander, and Nina Bernstein. “They understand our father and are passionate about recounting his story. We are glad to announce we are collaborating nearly to enable them to achieve their vision and granting them one of a kind access to his fascinating biography and his various group of music.
With a creative team that incorporates Bradley Cooper, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Josh Singer, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Emma Tillinger Koskoff — alongside makers Fred Berner and Amy Durning whose predictable passion has driven this undertaking for nearly a decade — we feel that even Leonard Bernstein himself would be awed.”
Scorsese and his delivering partner Koskoff first became required with the Bernstein family several years ago. Because of Scorsese’s inconceivably bustling creation plan and the requirement for some modifying, Spielberg and Cooper became engaged with the venture and reengaged the Bernstein estate. Cooper will now work in conjunction with alternate makers and Singer to additionally take a shot at the content.