In addition to the newly released trailer for the forthcoming film Maestro, which casts stage and screen star Bradley Cooper as the late, Tony-winning composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, a handful of photos are also now available.
Chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon Bernstein
and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (played by Carey Mulligan), the film will arrive on Netflix
December 20 and in select theatres November 22.
Check out the photos in the gallery below:
Bernstein and Cohn wed in 1951, despite Bernstein's homosexuality being somewhat of an open secret. Twenty-five years later, Bernstein left the marriage to be with a male partner before returning to his marriage a year later when Montealegre was diagnosed with cancer. He was with her until she died in 1978. The couple had three children together—Jamie, Alexander, and Nina—who have worked closely with Cooper to develop the project.
In addition to being a celebrated concert conductor and composer, Bernstein wrote several musical theatre scores for Broadway, including On the Town, Peter Pan, Wonderful Town, Candide, and West Side Story.