The first look at Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic ‘Maestro’ is Unveiled, The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Strong, and Maya Hawke. Cooper stars with fellow Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan. See the images below.
The script was written by Cooper and Josh Singer, According to Deadline, The drama spans more than 30 years. Bernstein’s career is enough to fill a miniseries: he made his conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic aged 25 when he had to step in at short notice due to a colleague’s illness. Bernstein did so well that his star was launched the next day when his feat made the front page of The New York Times.
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. He is best known in Hollywood for composing the score for West Side Story. But the throughline for Cooper’s biopic is the complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife.
The film was produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Bradley Cooper, Fred Berner, and Amy Durning.
The production has begun and the film is expected for 2023.