Bradley Cooper’s upcoming film, Maestro, has been announced as the closing film for the 37th AFI Fest. The film, which is a biopic about Leonard Bernstein, will premiere at the festival on October 29 and will then be released in selected theaters on November 22, followed by its Netflix debut on December 20.
Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic Premieres at AFI Film Festival
Maestro tells the story of the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. It is described as a “towering and fearless love story” that explores the themes of family and love. Directed by Cooper himself, the film features an all-star cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, and more.
AFI Fest also announced that another highly anticipated Netflix feature, Leave the World Behind, starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail, will open the festival. These two high-profile films from Netflix showcase the streaming giant’s continued presence in the world of prestigious cinema.
AFI head Bob Gazzale expressed his excitement about Maestro, praising Bradley Cooper’s talent and calling the film an “extraordinary work of art.” The selection of Maestro as the closing film highlights its significance and showcases its potential for critical acclaim.
The confirmation of Maestro as the closing film comes after its world premiere at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival. This prestigious premiere indicates the anticipation and buzz surrounding the film, further adding to its trajectory for success.
In addition to Cooper’s involvement as director and star, Maestro boasts an impressive lineup of producers, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Todd Phillips, and more. The combined talents behind the film suggest a commitment to excellence and a dedication to bringing Bernstein’s story to the screen in a powerful and impactful way.
Overall, the announcement of Maestro as the closing film for AFI Fest adds to the excitement surrounding the film. With its star-studded cast, talented director, and compelling story, Maestro has the potential to become a standout film in the upcoming awards season. Audiences can look forward to its release in theaters and on Netflix in the coming months.