One of the biggest Oscar snubs in recent history came in 2016 with bradley cooper impressive directorial debut, “A star has been born.” While the film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Cooper, the film’s crowning achievement, that Cooper knocked it out of the park for his feature debut, was somehow overlooked.
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Well, Cooper obviously isn’t doing it for the awards and he clearly stands tall. His next feature film, “Teacher”, about the life of the famous composer Leonard Bernstein and his relationship with his wife, Felicia Cohn Montealegrehas been shooting this spring/summer, and Netflix just released a pretty amazing and transformative first look.
Directed by Cooper, the film stars Cooper himself as Academy Award nominee Leonard Bernstein (in at least two different time periods, see below). Carey Mulligan plays his wife, and Matt Bomer Y maya falcon feature in undisclosed roles.
Last year, Cooper talked about the “Master” project and said it was one to file under the passion project, meaning no one was getting paid much to do it, and if it wasn’t for Netflix the movie wouldn’t get made. absolutely.
“Like, ‘Maestro,’ I’m so lucky Netflix is paying for the movie,” he said. “And that’s just for the movie to be made, but there’s no back-end, there’s no… that [one] It’s for the love of the game.”
Producers backing this up are some big names including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Bradley Cooper, Fred Berner, Y Amy Durning. Spielberg’s involvement makes sense, as it was once a project that had been kicking around for years.
Here is a recent synopsis:
“Maestro” narrates the complex love story between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Cohn Montealegre. It’s a story that spanned more than 30 years, from the moment they met in 1946 at a party and continued through two on-and-off engagements, a 25-year marriage, three children (Jamie, Alexander, and Nina), and while Bernstein he was dealing with his own sexual orientation.
“Maestro” is filming now and will presumably be saved for a 2023 release, but who knows, Netflix usually doesn’t make first appearances that far away, so maybe it’ll be ready in time for the end of the year. Either way, it’s sure to be a major awards contender. Stay tuned and check out the first photos below, including what looks like a phenomenal makeup job on an aged Bernstein played by Cooper.