Watch: New trailer for Netflix’s Maestro
James R | On 26, Oct 2023
It’s not long now until Netflix raises the worldwide curtain on Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, and a new trailer gives us a closer look at the biopic.
Directed by Cooper, who co-wrote the script with Josh Singer, Maestro is the towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan).
“Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan shine in this bravura biopic of composer Leonard Bernstein,” we wrote in our review of the film, upon its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Co-starring Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke and Sarah Silverman, the film will be released in cinemas on 22nd November, before going on to stream on Netflix worldwide on 20th December.
Here’s the trailer:
Sarah Silverman joins cast of Netflix’s Maestro
6th June 2022
Sarah Silverman has joined the cast of Netflix’s Maestro.
Directed by Bradley Cooper, who co-wrote the script with Josh Singer, the film tells the complex love story of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, a story that spans over 30 years – from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons.
Cooper’s follow-up to his directorial debut, A Star is Born, he developed the film together with Bernstein’s family. He will take the lead role, alongside Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, Matt Bomer and Maya Hawke.
Now, they’ve got some added starry company, with Sarah Silverman (The Atlantic Theater Company’s The Bedwetter, The Sarah Silverman Podcast) joining the cast.
Maestro: First look at Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in Netflix’s Bernstein biopic
Netflix has dropped the first pictures of its upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, and they give us a first look at Bradley Cooper as the legendary composer.
Helmed by Cooper, who made his directorial debut with A Star Is Born, the film is also co-written by the actor with Spotlight‘s Josh Singer. It charts the life story of Bernstein’s life, from his debut with the New York Philharmonic at 25, before being blacklisted (and eventually cleared) for being a communist, writing the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront and many more. The throughline in Cooper‘s film will be Bernstein’s complex relationship with his wife, Chilean-born actress Felicia Montealegre, played by Carey Mulligan. The cast also includes Matt Bomer and Maya Hawke.
Bradley Cooper Bernstein biopic heads to Netflix
22nd January 2020
Netflix may be enjoying a wave of awards attention for The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes but the streaming giant is already eyeing up what could be its next Best Actor nod: a new Leonard Bernstein biopic starring Bradley Cooper.
Netflix has nabbed all rights to the untitled project that Cooper will star in and also direct as his follow-up to A Star Is Born.
The legendary composer led a notable life, making his debut as a conductor with the New York Philharmonic at 25, before being blacklisted (and eventually cleared) for being a communist. He then went on to write the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront, as well as become a civil rights activist. Cooper‘s film, however, will focus on his charged and complex relationship between Bernstein and his wife, Chilean-born actress Felicia Montealegre.
Cooper co-wrote the script with Spotlight‘s Josh Singer and the result has been in the works at Paramount for some time. Indeed, Scorsese scrapped his own plans to direct a Bernstein film (penned by Bryan Singer) at Paramount to make way for Cooper’s project, instead putting his own efforts into The Irishman. Cooper, for his part, has been working with Bernstein’s children for several years, ultimately obtaining the exclusive rights from the composer’s estate – putting pay to a rival project with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to play Bernstein.
Paramount will no longer be involved, but the project retains its star-studded line-up of producers, including Scorsese, Steven Spielberg (whose Amblin has already been involved with the project), Cooper and his Joint Effort producing partner Todd Phillips, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Fred Berner and Amy Durning.
Production is expected to begin in 2021, reports Deadline, which broke the news, with the same release strategy as The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes.
“Bradley’s directorial debut was nothing short of brilliant and he quickly cemented himself as a serious filmmaker,” Netflix Head of Film Scott Stuber, said in a statement. “His strong passion and clear vision for bringing to life the relationship between the iconic composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre promises to do their lives justice as only this renowned filmmaking team can. We are honored to be working with the Bernsteins to share their family’s story with audiences everywhere.”