You’re about to see Bradley Cooper as you’ve never seen him before! The first images of the actor as Leonard Bernstein from the Netflix biopic Maestro have been released and the transformation is astounding!
Maestro actually serves as Cooper’s next directorial effort following the critical and box office success of A Star Is Born. He stars alongside fellow Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, and Maya Hawke as the legendary Broadway composer Bernstein while Mulligan plays his wife Felicia Montealegre. The talent doesn’t stop there though. Producers on the film include Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg while additional producing credits go to Cooper, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner, and Amy During, per Deadline. You can check out the first-look images below!
Production on the film began in recent months and a release is expected sometime in 2023. Cooper co-wrote the script with the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Spotlight, Josh Singer. The biopic has the potential to cover a lot of ground in Bernstein’s life. He made his conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic at the age of 25 and he became a bit of an overnight success. He was blacklisted before being cleared of being a communist just before he composed the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront, and he was an activist in the civil rights movement, and outspoken on issues including ending the Vietnam War. The film is expected to dive into the complex nature of his relationship with his wife.
What are YOUR thoughts on the first images released from Maestro?