After been the addressee of the two Oscar-nominated feature films, The Irishman and Marriage Story, Netflix plans on returning with a new outbreak. Netflix has officially signed for acquiring the full rights to the making a film directed by Bradley Cooper for Leonardo Bernstein. The movie is written by none other than Josh Singer who also wrote the script for the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight. The fans are looking forward to this collaboration.
What Is The Movie’s History
The acquisition was in the hands of Paramount which claimed to release the movie in May 2018. But now Netflix has taken the burden on its shoulders. The film tells the beautiful yet complex story of the 30 years long marriage of Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre.
The Panel of Creators
Netflix has a panel of superstars to direct and to produce this movie including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and the Oscar-nominated producing partner Todd Philips (for Joker). The panel also contains Emma Tillinger Koskoff, the double Oscar-nominated producer of The Irishman and Joker.
In the recent news, Jake Gyllenhaal has announced that he will be in the role of Leonardo Bernstein in the new film. The above film would be the second directed film by Bradley Cooper who had directed A Star Is Born which was a big success. The movie will be co-produced by Paramount and the production firm of Martin Scorsese.
More Details About The Collaboration
The soundtrack in the movie expects to be part from the album West Side Story as Cooper acquires the exclusive music right of the Bernstein estate. The speculations about the new movie is not a piece of old news. However, there have been some planning in the past regarding the same.
In May 2018, Cary Fukunaga was planning to direct the movie with the name The American starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. He also acquired the rights over the Bernstein estate. A week later, it was announced that Bradley Cooper would be directing the movie with Martin Scorsese as the producer. However, now it is final that Netflix will be on the road to directing and releasing the film, and the fans seem to be very excited about that.