Cooper directs the biopic about the renowned ‘West Side Story’ composer’s life-long relationship with Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.
The first trailer reveals Bradley Cooper as renowned conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, opposite Carey Mulligan as actress and activist Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, in the upcoming Netflix film Maestro.
Cooper directed and co-wrote the biopic, which arrives in select theaters on November 22 before its Netflix debut on December 20. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Alexa Swinton, and Miriam Shor. Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg served as producers.
The trailer opens with the married couple in their early years, seated back-to-back playing a game where Bernstein (Cooper) tries guessing the number Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Mulligan) has chosen. After multiple wrong picks, Bernstein asks, “So how long do we have to do this for?” This prompts Montealegre Cohn Bernstein to jokingly respond, “Oh, we need to build up a very strong connection.”
After flashes of their life as a couple, the trailer concludes with them seemingly playing the same guessing game again. Now much older, it’s Bernstein – renowned for composing West Side Story and On the Waterfront – who has selected the number.
Cooper directed Maestro from a script he co-wrote with Josh Singer. Singer, Carla Raij, Bobby Wilhelm, Weston Middleton, and Tracey Landon serve as executive producers. Scorsese, Cooper, Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger produce the film.
Maestro will premiere at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival on September 2nd, competing for the awards.