Maestro: Carey Mulligan joins Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic
According to , Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education) has signed on for the best role in Bradley Cooper’s next directorial project titled Maestro, centering round the marriage between award-winning composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre. Along with directing, the Oscar-nominated actor may also be starring in the upcoming film with Mulligan set to portray the role of Felicia.
“I was struck by Carey since I saw her on stage a long time ago and I haven’t missed a performance of hers since,” Cooper said in a statement. “I’m humbled to be dealing with this type of mammoth talent, along with this type of type or kind person in Carey.”
“We’re absolutely thrilled that Carey Mulligan will play our mother in Maestro,” among the children of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein said. “Carey will certainly capture Felicia’s unique mix of wit, warmth, elegant beauty, and depth of emotion. We also love the true way Carey conveys some sort of storybook European grace, that was something our mother embodied aswell.”
Maestro will span over 30 years in telling the beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre. Bernstein’s colorful life included creating a memorable conducting debut at the brand new York Philharmonic at 25 once the conductor took ill. Without rehearsing even, Bernstein did so well his star premiered the very next day when his feat made leading page of the New York Times. He was blacklisted before being cleared to be a communist right before he composed the Oscar-nominated score for On the Waterfront, and he was an activist in the civil rights movement, and outspoken on issues including ending the Vietnam War.
Cooper’s main concentrate on the project is definitely the “charged and complex relationship” between Bernstein and Montealegre. The star and filmmaker has been working closely with Bernstein’s children Jamie reportedly, Alexander, and Nina, in the last year or two.
Maestro is co-written by Cooper and Josh Singer with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Cooper, and his Joint Effort producing partner Todd Phillips (Joker), Kristie Macosko Krieger, Oscar-nominated producer Emma Tilliinger Koskoff (The Irishman, Joker), and Fred Amy and Berner Durning set as producers.
Paramount is not any associated with the project. Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is attached still. Year production on the drama is likely to begin early next. The streamer shall supply the film a substantial theatrical release before it moves exclusively to Netflix.
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