Maestro release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and everything we know

Maestro. (L to R) Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre and Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein (Director/Writer) in Maestro. Cr. Jason McDonald/Netflix © 2023.
Maestro. (L to R) Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre and Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein (Director/Writer) in Maestro. Cr. Jason McDonald/Netflix © 2023. /
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Following his Oscar-nominated directorial debut A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s getting back into the director’s chair for another movie that’s sure to be one of the year’s biggest. The A-list actor and director has assembled an amazing cast for the Netflix biographical drama Maestro.

Cooper also co-wrote and stars in the film, which counts Hollywood heavyweights Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg as producers. Adding to the must-watch factor of the film, Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan stars alongside Cooper.

We’re sharing everything to know about the upcoming movie, including when it’s hitting theaters, when it’s coming to Netflix, who’s starring in the cast, and what the movie is about. There’s also a first look at the movie thanks to the exciting teaser trailer.

Maestro release date

The film will be released in select theaters on Nov. 22 before making its Netflix premiere on Dec. 20, just in time for the awards season push at the end of the year. Maestro will have a premiere at the Venice Film Festival ahead of its theatrical and streaming releases.

As of August 2023, with both the actors’ and writers’ strikes still ongoing, it’s unclear if the director and cast will be able to attend the premiere at the Venice Film Festival or participate in any of the potential promotional efforts later this year.

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Maestro. (L to R) Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre and Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein (Director/Writer) in Maestro. Cr. Jason McDonald/Netflix © 2023. /

Maestro cast

Academy Award nominees Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan lead an excellent cast of familiar faces, many of which we have seen plenty of times on Netflix. Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Michael Urie are just a few of the cast members we have seen in Netflix shows and/or movies.

Take a look at the movie’s main cast and who they’re playing:

  • Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein
  • Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre
  • Matt Bomer
  • Maya Hawke as Jamie Bernstein
  • Sarah Silverman as Shirley Bernstein
  • Michael Urie as Jerome Robbins
  • Gideon Glick as Tommy Cothran
  • Sam Nivola as Alexander Bernstein
  • Miriam Shor as Cynthia O’Neal
  • Alexa Swinton as Nina Bernstein

Maestro movie synopsis

As a biographical drama, the movie takes a close look at American composer Leonard Bernstein’s relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre. The two were married until her passing in 1978 and together had three children. Maestro follows the ups and downs in both Bernstein’s career as well as his 25-year marriage.

In the teaser trailer’s description, Netflix offers this synopsis:

"“Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro, at its core, is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.”"

Maestro teaser trailer

Watch Cooper and Mulligan team up as the famous married couple in the teaser trailer below! Maestro, which is presented in both color and black and white, looks to be an emotional and heavily stylized period biopic that fans will adore and shower with praise. When Netflix unveils the full-length official trailer, we’ll be sure to share.

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