Today Netflix released the first teaser trailer and poster for Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, his directorial follow-up to the Oscar-winning box office hit A Star Is Born from 2018, which finds the 9-time Academy Award nominee as famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.
Described not as a biopic but as “a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein,” Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan stars as Montealegre and is featured center stage in the film’s first poster.
“We need to build up a very strong connection,” Mulligan (who takes first billing) says early in the trailer, which features her and Cooper sitting in a park, backs to each other, a motif repeated over their decades together, shot in 1.37:1 Academy ratio by Matthew Libatique (Black Swan) in rich color, grainy color and deep black and white.
Co-starring with Cooper and Mulligan in the film are Maya Hawke and Sam Nivola as their children, with Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Alexa Swinton and Miriam Shor.
Cooper co-writes with Josh Singer (Spotlight) and is a co-producer alongside Oscar heavyweights Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg, with Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Carla Raij, Josh Singer, Bobby Wilhelm, Weston Middleton and Tracey Landon are executive producers.
Cooper’s A Star Is Born was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and won Best Original Song that year for “Shallow.”
Maestro will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in two weeks. It will be in select theaters on November 22 and on Netflix December 22. Here is your first look.
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