Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Maestro, Bradley Cooper second movie as a director in which he also portrays conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Maestro expertly recounts the turbulent relationship and great composer of West Side Story, Peter Pan, and other well-known works Leonard Bernstein’s life.
The story spans three decades and starts with Leonard and Felicia’s first encounter at a gathering in 1946, continues through two engagements, and ends with the upbringing of their three children, Jamie, Alexander, and Nina.
Maestro, on the other hand, veers away from the traditional biographical approach, and Netflix instead pitches it as a compelling drama and love story: “A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.”
Carey Mulligan, who played Montealegre on the television show She Said, co-stars with Cooper, while Maya Hawke portrays their daughter Jamie, and Sam Nivola, their son Alexander.
The ensemble cast features Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Gideon Glick, Gabe Fazio, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Nick Blaemire, Oscar Pavlo, Tim Rogan, and Mallory Portnoy.
Among the well-known producers on the Maestro production team are Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The movie’s cinematographer is Matthew Libatique, Cooper’s A Star Is Born coworker.
Cooper made his directing debut in the 2018 rendition of A Star Is Born, which also starred Lady Gaga and included Cooper. Bradley Cooper received nominations for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and this esteemed production received a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars. The movie won the Original Song award with Lady Gaga’s Shallow.
Maestro will have a restricted theatrical run in November following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September. It will then be available for streaming on Netflix starting on December 20.