Netflix has dropped a new official trailer for a highly anticipated Bradley Cooper’s directorial film, “Maestro,” Which he stars as a legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.
The biographical romance, which Cooper also co-wrote and produced, chronicles the life of the acclaimed conductor and composer with a focus on his tumultuous 25-year marriage to Felicia Montealegre.
Co-starring opposite Cooper is “She Said” actor Carey Mulligan as Montealegre. Maya Hawke plays their daughter, Jamie and Sam Nivola plays their son, Alexander. Additional cast members include Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Gideon Glick, Gabe Fazio, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Nick Blaemire, Oscar Pavlo, Tim Rogan and Mallory Portnoy.
Leonard Bernstein, who died in 1990 at the age of 72, famously wrote the music for West Side Story and won 16 Grammy Awards. He also served as the music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1959 to 1969.
Producers include Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and executive producers are Carla Raij, Josh Singer, Bobby Wilhelm, Weston Middleton and Tracey Landon. In addition to Cooper, “Spotlight” scribe Josh Singer co-wrote the screenplay. Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” collaborator Matthew Libatique is the cinematographer.
Cooper’s directorial debut was the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” starring himself and Lady Gaga, a film that went on to receive eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott, and Best Adapted Screenplay, with the film taking home the award for Best Original Song with “Shallow.”
“Maestro” is premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September before it hits select theaters on November 22 and arrives widely on Netflix on December 20.