Maestro First Look Released: Bradley Cooper Transformation as Leonard Bernstein in Netflix’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Follow-Up

Bradley Cooper is all set to be in his first Netflix Original series, he will not only be playing the star in the series but he would also be present on the director’s seat for Netflix’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro. Filming has still yet to get underway, but will begin in May 2022. Below we’ll be keeping track of all major production updates, casting news, trailers, and the Netflix release date.

Maestro is one of the most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original based on the career of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Cooper wrote the screenplay alongside Spotlight producer Josh Singer.

Legendary directors Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg are attached to the project as producers, along with Joker director Todd Phillips. Fred Berner (Pollock), Amy Durning (Magic City), Kristie Macosko Krieger (Bridge of Spies), and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (Joker) are also attached.

Plot of Maestro

Told over the span of 30 years, Maestro follows the career of West Side Story and on The Waterfront conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, and his marriage to Chilean-born actress Felicia Montealegre.

Cast members of Maestro

Bradley Cooper Transformation as Leonard Bernstein

At the time of writing, only a limited amount of the cast has been announced.

  • Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein
  • Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre
  • Jeremy Strong as John Gruen
  • Maya Hawke as Jamie Bernstein

Production status of Maestro

We previously reported that filming was scheduled to begin in April 2021, but for some unknown reason, filming was delayed. Once again, updates to IMDb for Maestro showed the status has changed from pre-production to filming as of October 12th, 2021. That was swapped again to April and now we can confirm new production sheets state that Maestro is set to film in May 2022.

The first batch of filming is due to take place towards of the end of May in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. Further filming will take place in September 2022 when the production moves to Italy.

Release date speculations

As mentioned earlier the film is due to begin until the summer, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see Maestro launch on Netflix in 2022. Given the subject matter, it could easily be one of the movies Netflix opts to release for awards seasons meaning late 2023. Of course, until the cameras are rolling, that’s all speculation.

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