Bradley Cooper is Leonard Bernstein in the first teaser trailer for Maestro.

Cooper (a nine-time Oscar-nominated actor, producer, and screenwriter) portrays Bernstein (a two-time Tony Award winner, 16-time Grammy winner and Oscar-nominated composer) in the biopic, which spans 30 years of his life. Maestro is also a love story, with Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan playing his wife, the actress and activist Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

The film, which Netflix hails as "a love letter to life and art," follows Leonard and Felicia's relationship from their first meeting in 1946, through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and the birth of three children. Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Josh Hamilton, and Gideon Glick co-star.

Maestro marks Cooper's follow-up to his Oscar-winning directorial debut, 2018's A Star Is Born. (Which took home Best Original Song for "Shallow.") Cooper was tapped to helm the project by none other than Steven Spielberg, who was previously set to direct Bernstein's biopic. Cooper also co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Singer (himself an Oscar winner for Spotlight's original screenplay).

Spielberg serves as one of the film's producers, alongside Martin Scorsese, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The film reunites Cooper with two-time Oscar nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Black Swan and A Star Is Born) and features prosthetic work by legendary, Oscar-winning makeup artist Kazu Hiro (Darkest Hour, Bombshell).

Maestro will world premiere during the 80th Venice International Film Festival and open in select theaters on November 22, before streaming on Netflix starting December 20. Watch the trailer below.


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