Netflix has unveiled the first official trailer for “Maestro,” the second directorial effort by Bradley Cooper, who also takes on the role of conductor Leonard Bernstein in the film.
“Maestro” intricately chronicles the life of Leonard Bernstein, the famed composer behind renowned works like “West Side Story” and “Peter Pan,” delving into his intricate relationships. Spanning three decades, the narrative commences with Leonard and Felicia’s initial encounter at a gathering in 1946. It then navigates through two engagements and culminates in the upbringing of their three children – Jamie, Alexander, and Nina.
Contrary to the conventional biographical approach, Netflix presents “Maestro” as a captivating drama and love story. Described as “A love letter to life and art,” the heart of “Maestro” lies in its emotionally grand portrayal of family and love.
The cast includes Carey Mulligan, recognized from the TV series “She Said,” playing Montealegre. Maya Hawke takes on the role of their daughter Jamie, while Sam Nivola embodies their son Alexander. The ensemble cast also features Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Gideon Glick, Gabe Fazio, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Nick Blaemire, Oscar Pavlo, Tim Rogan, and Mallory Portnoy.
Among the prominent producers involved in “Maestro” are Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Cooper’s collaborator from “A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique, serves as the film’s cinematographer.
Bradley Cooper made his directorial debut in the 2018 adaptation of “A Star Is Born,” in which he starred alongside Lady Gaga. The film earned Cooper nominations for Best Actor and Adapted Screenplay, while receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and winning the Original Song category with Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.”
Following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September, “Maestro” will have a limited theatrical release in November, followed by availability for streaming on Netflix starting December 20th.