“Maestro”: Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic’s release date, cast, trailer, and everything else we know

"Maestro": Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic's release date, cast, trailer, and everything else we know

A Star is Born, which Bradley Cooper directed for the first time in 2018, stunned both critics and audiences.

It went on to win eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The movie’s winning song was “Shallow.” After a break of five years, Cooper is back in the director’s chair with the much awaited biopic Maestro, in which he plays the renowned composer Leonard Bernstein.

"Maestro": Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic's release date, cast, trailer, and everything else we know
“Maestro”: Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic’s release date, cast, trailer, and everything else we know

The movie had been stuck in development for a while; at one point, Cooper was supposed to helm the picture, but industry heavyweights Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg had already been engaged.

Spielberg chose Cooper to helm the movie, according to Cooper, after he saw an advance screening of A Star is Born.

‘Maestro’ Will It Arrive on Netflix?

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On December 20, 2023, Maestro will be accessible for streaming on Netflix, just in time for the holidays.

At the 80th Venice International Film Festival, the movie debuted worldwide among other highly anticipated films including Priscilla by Sofia Coppola, The Killer by David Fincher, and Ferrari by Michael Mann.

The BFI London Film Festival and the New York Film Festival both hosted extra showing of the movie.

Emma Kiely of Collider was fortunate enough to see the movie at the latter festival, and she was ecstatic about it, praising it in her A-rating and declaring:

Maestro is a welcome twist on the traditional biopic.

On October 29, the movie will also be screened as the AFI Fest closing night feature.

When Does “Maestro” Go Into Theatres?
Carey Mulligan on the MaestroImage poster, available on Netflix, with her back to the viewer
In order to be eligible for prizes, Maestro will indeed have a limited theatrical premiere on November 22, 2023, thanks to Netflix.

Upon first acquiring the film’s rights in 2020, Netflix pledged to distribute the movie in theatres in the same manner as some of its previous high-profile releases, such as The Irishman, Marriage Story, and The Power of the Dog.

Watch the “Maestro” Trailers

On August 15, 2023, Netflix published the Maestro teaser trailer. The 90-second sample features pictures of Felicia Montealegre and Leonard Bernstein sitting in a park, with the former in black and white and the latter switching to a colourized rendition of the pair from their earlier years.

On October 25, 2023, Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Maestro, showcasing the film’s stellar reviews and the pivotal roles played by Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan.

‘Maestro’ Starring Who?

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In the upcoming film, Bradley Cooper will play the renowned composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Bernstein is regarded as one of the most significant conductors of his period and is best known for writing the music for the hit musical West Side Story.

Cooper has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, including ones for American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, and A Star is Born. In addition, he starred in a number of other Best Picture nominees, such as Nightmare Alley and Licorice Pizza.

In addition, he is well-known for his roles in several motion pictures, including The Hangover trilogy’s Phil the slacker and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies’ Rocket Raccoon, which he voiced.

The Mule, Wedding Crashers, The Place Beyond the Pines, Limitless, and Wet Hot American Summer are among Cooper’s other credits. Cooper already has a film titled Is This Thing On, which he will direct and act in opposite Will Arnett.

Cooper will also soon take up Steve McQueen’s legendary role as Frank Bullitt in a Steven Spielberg picture that has not yet been named.


We started to see how appropriate he was for the position in ways that hadn’t even occurred to us at first because of his energy and the way he interacted with others. He also reminded us more and more of our dad.

Because our mother was such a nuanced and complicated person with so many quirks, we weren’t sure what to anticipate,” Jamie adds.

We weren’t sure whether anyone could truly capture her spirit because she was also a very private person. And how Carey really accomplished that is simply the most ridiculous thing.”

What’s Up With ‘Maestro’?

In Maestro, Bradley Cooper plays Leonard Bernstein. Picture courtesy of Netflix
Leonard Bernstein’s life will be chronicled in Maestro, along with his career as a composer and his personal life, which includes his marriage and orientation.

The connection between Cohn Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein will provide as the backdrop for the movie, which will likewise take place across several decades.

The long-lasting romance between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein is chronicled in the magnificent and brave novel Maestro. At its core, Maestro is an emotionally charged epic depiction of family and love—a love letter to life and art.

‘Maestro’ Is Made By Who?

Bradley Cooper and Steven Spielberg on the MaestroImage set, courtesy of Netflix
Following A Star is Born, Maestro will be Bradley Cooper’s second film in directing. Cooper and Academy Award winner Josh Singer (Spotlight) co-wrote the movie’s script.

Along with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner (Pollock), Amy Durning (Law & Order: Organised Crime), and Kristie Macosko Krieger (The Fabelmans), Cooper will produce the movie as well. Singer, Weston Middleton (A Star is Born), Bobby Wilhelm (A Star is Born), Carla Raij (The Fabelmans), and Tracey Landon (Blonde) are among the film’s executive producers.

After collaborating on A Star is Born, Cooper will be returning with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique. The Queen’s Gambit’s Michelle Tesoro, an Emmy winner, is editing the movie.

The project also features production designer Kevin Thompson (Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and two-time Academy Award winner costume designer Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread).


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