Jeremy Strong is joining the cast.
He is set to play biographer John Gruen, described as a renaissance man and critic for The New York Herald Tribune and New York magazine, who also wrote the authorized biography The Private World of Leonard Bernstein.
Bradley will play Leonard Bernstein.
Here’s a plot summary: “The drama spans over 30 years. Bernstein’s career is enough to fill a miniseries: his conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic at 25 when the conductor took ill; without even rehearsing, Bernstein did so well his star was launched the next day when his feat made the front page of the New York Times. He was blacklisted before being cleared of being a communist just before he composed the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront; and he was an activist in the civil rights movement, and outspoken on issues including ending the Vietnam War. But the through line for the movie is the beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre.”
Carey Mulligan is set to play Felicia.
Bradley recently made headlines for his thoughts about awards shows.