Five years on from the sweeping success of A Star Is Born, the cinematic world is buzzing in anticipation of Bradley Cooper’s latest creation, Maestro. With Hollywood titans Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg wearing the producers’ hats, this biographical dive into the profound world of composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein is destined for greatness.
Not only does Cooper take center stage in the film, but he also co-penned the screenplay with the brilliant Josh Singer, known for his works like First Man and Spotlight. The ensemble cast boasts talents such as Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman. Netflix has given a sneak peek into the magic by dropping the first trailer, just in time for its grand showcase at the Venice Film Festival.
Diving into his connection with the maestro world, Cooper once shared his reverence with Cate Blanchett. In a candid chat featured on IndieWire, he said, “From my experience working in a similar milieu [as TÁR], standing on that podium is one of the most daunting things I’ve encountered. What’s fascinating is how often people ponder about the role of conductors, often dismissing it as mere hand-waving. But I’d argue that it’s a Herculean task, one that’s almost insurmountable.”
Catch a glimpse of the magic in the trailer below.
Mark your calendars! Maestro is set to grace the Venice Film Festival, hit theaters on November 22, and will make its way to Netflix on December 20.