It’s being reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to play the late musician Leonard Bernstein in a biopic titled The American.
Gyllenhaal developed The American along with Riva Marker through their production company Nine Stories, and True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga will direct and produce. The screenplay was written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver, Vinyl), adapted from the Humphrey Burton biography titled Leonard Bernstein.
Continue reading for more info on the movie, as well as some statements from those involved.
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