Date: 22nd January 2020
Netflix will back Bradley Cooper's upcoming drama about Leonard Bernstein, the legendary conductor and musical maestro behind "West Side Story" and "Candide".
The Bernstein film is shaping up to be a major prestige player for Netflix with Cooper not only making the project his follow-up to the acclaimed A Star Is Born but also co-writing the script with Spotlight writer Josh Singer. He's also got Spielberg producing alongside Martin Scorsese. Cooper will also producer alongside producing partner Todd Phillips.
The project doesn't sound like a commercial slam-dunk, at least not on paper. Younger generations likely draw a blank when Bernstein's name comes up, and Spielberg's re-make of "West Side Story" is already scheduled to come out in 2020. There's also a Broadway revival of the show, signaling that we may have entered an era of peak-Bernstein.
Source: Press Release