The actor behind the success A Star Is Born has been entrusted with the responsibility of a film retracing the life of the great New York composer Leonard Bernstein – a film which he will direct in addition to playing the musician. This maestro has, during his career, taken on the role of composer but also that of conductor, with the writing of three symphonic pieces to his credit – including the musical West Side Story. We recall that, for eleven years, he held the position of director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently, unseen photos of the filming of his biopic have appeared online. We see comedian Bradley Cooper playing the role of the chef at several points in his life. Here is an overview: An eventful project In 2015, Martin Scorsese said he was interested in taking the reins of the biopic. He will finally find himself overwhelmed by the preparation of The Irishman. The direction of the feature film will then be entrusted to Steven Spielberg, who will in turn be overwhelmed by the production of the remake of West Side Story. The two Hollywood giants remain co-producers with Netflix, but it is ultimately the actor and director Bradley Cooper who will be appointed by Steven Spielberg to carry out the project. His work and his investment in the feature film A Star Is Born would have convinced the illustrious director to give him his place. Bradley Cooper said in an interview for Variety magazine: “The profession of conductor has always fascinated me, so much so that I asked for a baton for Christmas. At that time, I was a lover unconditional music. I knew certain pieces by heart, like ‘Opus 35’ in D major by Tchaikovsky. This piece was in me, even if it was unfortunately impossible for me to transcribe it in instrumental form. “The actor underlines the benevolence of his mentor for handing over the management of the project to him. He testifies that the biopic has been in the preparation phase for four and a half years now and that filming began last May. Scott Stuber, Head of Productions at Netflix, said: “We put a lot of work into Bradley’s makeup and voice to portray the character as faithfully as possible through the ages. I’m thrilled to see Bradley’s investment in realism. of the project.” This production will feature Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre, the bandleader’s companion. In this casting, we will find Matt Bomer (The Sinner) but also Maya Hawke (Stranger Things). The feature film is announced for 2023, without further details for the moment.