The streaming giant has acquired the rights to Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein film.
The film, which has yet to be titled, is about the marriage between Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre. Cooper and Josh Singer, the Oscar-winning writer of Spotlight co-wrote the film and Cooper will star, direct, and produce it.
Also producing the untitled film are Martin Scorses, Steven Spielberg, and the Joker’s Todd Phillips.
Scott Stuber, Netflix’s Head of Film said about Cooper directing this film, “His strong passion and clear vision for bringing to life the relationship between the iconic composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre promises to do their lives justice as only this renowned filmmaking team can. We are honored to be working with the Bernsteins to share their family’s story with audiences everywhere.”
The Bernstein film’s production will start early next year and there will be a theatrical release before the film premiers on Netflix. It’s a follow-up to Cooper’s Oscar-nominated A Star Is Born.