Saturday, July 13, 2024

Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Movie Will in Black & White, and in Color


“Maestro” is the biopic of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, starring and directed by Bradley Cooper. Carey Mulligan plays Bernstein’s wife, Felicia. Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke co-star.

We got pictures from the set today and guess what? The movie is in both black & white, and in color, just like “The Wizard of Oz.” Cooper plays Lenny as a young man and an older one, and looks pretty convincing in each.

Could this finally be Netflix’s Best Picture? No less than Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese are executive producers. If this isn’t it, I’d say throw in the towel. “Maestro” will get a release and a huge Netflix Oscar campaign later this year.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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