With the summer blockbuster season drawing to a close we’re getting trailers for the forthcoming awards season and the films most likely to be in with a chance come the Oscars. Latest in is the Maestro trailer co-written produced, starring and directed by Bradley Cooper and touted as being a strong contender in at least three of those categories. And Maestro is a long way from The Hangover franchise where Cooper made his name.
Maestro chronicles the life of the acclaimed conductor and composer with a focus on his tumultuous 25-year marriage to Felicia Montealegre and co-stars “She Said” actor Carey Mulligan as Montealegre. Maestro will tell the complex love story of Leonard and Felicia, a story that spans over 30 years-from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons.
Maya Hawke plays their daughter, Jamie, and Sam Nivola plays their son, Alexander. Additional cast members include Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman, Gideon Glick, Gabe Fazio, Eric Parkinson, William Hill, Nick Blaemire, Oscar Pavlo, Tim Rogan and Mallory Portnoy
That producers include both Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg is an indicator of how strong a awards contender this could be. And its worth noting that Cooper’s directorial debut was the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” starring himself and Lady Gaga, and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars along with Cooper for best actor and adapted screenplay, and the film ended up winning the oscar for best original song award for Gaga’s “Shallow.”
Maestro” is premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September before hitting select theaters in November. It will release on Netflix on Dec. 20.
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Here’s the Maestro trailer….