Mulligan Joins Leonard Bernstein Biopic

24 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

British actor Carey Mulligan will be starring opposite Bradley Cooper in his next directorial ‘Maestro’. The Netflix film, which will be produced by veteran filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, is based on the life of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

Cooper will be directing, starring in and producing the movie. He has also penned the film’s script in collaboration with Josh Singer, the Academy Award-winning scribe of ‘Spotlight’.

According to Deadline, Mulligan has been cast as Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, the wife of the legendary composer/conductor. ‘Maestro’ will chronicle 30 years of Bernstein’s life who rose to fame after he was tasked with conducting the New York Philharmonic when he was 25. His career skyrocketed when he wrote and composed the music for the iconic film ‘West Side Story’.

The movie portrays a love story between Leonard and Felicia from when they met in 1946 and through a 25-year marriage and three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons.