Steven Spielberg’s Secret Table Read: What Could It Be and How Does it Affect ‘West Side Story’? (Exclusive)

Hollywood is abuzz about the super-secret table read Steven Spielberg held on Wednesday for an undisclosed project with some of the town’s top talent.It is unknown who participated at this time, as everyone involved was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. And they’re remaining mum lest they lose a chance to work with the legendary filmmaker. However, Variety has learned the project is an untitled biopic of conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Coincidentally, Bernstein wrote the music for “West Side Story,” which Spielberg is also considering taking on as a follow-up after “Indiana Jones 5.”It is also unknown who wrote this specific Bernstein script, though sources say it is not the same one that Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) currently has set up at Paramount.Insiders say that no matter how well the table read went, “Indiana Jones 5” will be Spielberg’s next film. His follow-up to the next Indy is still undecided. ...

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