‘Maestro’ Trailer: Bradley Cooper’s Acclaimed Bernstein Biopic Eyes Oscars Gold

Fresh off a spotlight slot at last weekend’s Middleburg Film Festival, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro is poised to be a major player this awards season. And Netflix is giving it all of the support they can for a potential Best Picture winner, with a breathtaking new trailer showing Cooper’s skills in front and behind the camera.

The latest trailer for Maestro is sweeping and epic, fitting for Cooper’s role as Leonard Bernstein, a true heavyweight of his profession known for composing the score for West Side Story.The film not only focuses on his career, but his rocky 25-year marriage to actress Felicia Montealegre Bernstein, played by Carey Mulligan.

Also in the cast areMatt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Alexa Swinton, and Miriam Shor.

To get an idea of the support Cooper had in getting this film made, two of the producers are Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Heard of them?

Here’s the official synopsis: Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro, at its core, is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

Maestro opens in select theaters on November 22nd, followed by Netflix on December 20th.

Travis Hopson
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