Paramount Closes Deal for Leonard Bernstein Life Rights for Biopic Starring Bradley Cooper

Paramount Closes Deal for Leonard Bernstein Life Rights for Biopic Starring Bradley Cooper
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, produce, and star in a biopic about the legendary composer.

Josh Singer wrote the script, and Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce. Cooper will also produce the film through his production company, Joint Effort.

Bernstein’s unique versatility earned him unmatched recognition as the preeminent American composer of the 20th century. An internationally celebrated musician, conductor, pianist, and artist, Bernstein gained ubiquitous acclaim for his vast talent as the youngest-ever music director of the New York Philharmonic, as well as his many compositions for such revered productions as “West Side Story,” “On the Waterfront,” and “Peter Pan,” as well as scores of other orchestral arrangements, symphonies, and musical pieces.

“In our father’s centennial year celebration,
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