Maestro Release Date: After the success of “A Star is Born” in 2018, Bradley Cooper is back in the director’s chair with the highly-anticipated biopic “Maestro,” in which he portrays legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. The film, which has garnered significant attention, boasts an exceptional cast, a favorable release date, and prestigious festival screenings.
Release Date and Festival Premieres
“Maestro” is set for a limited theatrical release in November before landing on Netflix on December 20, 2023. The film had its world premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival alongside other notable titles. It also screened at the New York Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, receiving rave reviews and praise for its refreshing take on the classic biopic genre.
Limited Theatrical Release
In keeping with its commitment to prestige films, Netflix will give “Maestro” a limited theatrical release starting on November 22, 2023, to qualify for awards consideration. This approach aligns with Netflix’s previous releases like “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” and “The Power of the Dog.”
Netflix unveiled the teaser trailer for “Maestro” on August 15, 2023, providing a glimpse into the captivating story. A full official trailer was released on October 25, 2023, highlighting the film’s stellar performances by Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper.
Bradley Cooper takes on the role of Leonard Bernstein, the renowned composer known for his work on “West Side Story.” Carey Mulligan plays Felicia Montealegre, Bernstein’s wife, bringing her own acclaimed acting chops to the project. The film’s supporting cast includes Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Miriam Shor, Alexa Swinton, Josh Hamilton, and more.
“Maestro” explores the life of Leonard Bernstein, delving into his professional career as a composer and shedding light on his personal life, including his marriage and sexuality. The film spans multiple decades, with Bernstein’s relationship with Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein serving as a central backdrop.
Behind the Scenes
Bradley Cooper co-wrote the screenplay alongside Academy Award winner Josh Singer. The film is produced by a team of industry heavyweights, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner, and Amy Durning, among others. The cinematography is handled by Matthew Libatique, and editing by Emmy winner Michelle Tesoro. Mark Bridges, a two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer, and production designer Kevin Thompson contribute to the film’s visual elements.
Production for “Maestro” commenced in May 2022 in New York City, with additional filming in Tanglewood. The film wrapped production in October 2022 after a three-day shoot at the Ely Cathedral in England.
“Maestro” promises to be another cinematic achievement for Bradley Cooper, continuing his legacy as a multi-talented filmmaker and actor. Netflix subscribers can look forward to experiencing this captivating biopic in the comfort of their homes this December.