“Maestro – Emmy winner, Sarah Silverman Joins Bradley Cooper in Netflix’s Film”
Sarah Silverman, an Emmy winner, has officially signed on to star alongside Bradley Cooper in Netflix’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein historical drama Maestro, which is now in production, according to Deadline. Bernstein’s sister will be played by the star of Wreck-It Ralph.
Silverman has previously won two Emmy Awards, one for comedy writing and the other for acting. School of Rock, Funny People, I Smile Back, Battle of the Sexes, and, most recently, Marry Me are among her significant cinematic credits.
The gloriously intricate narrative of Bernstein’s marriage to Felicia Montealegre will be told in Maestro, which will span over 30 years. Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, and Maya Hawke join Cooper as Felicia Montealegre, Matt Bomer, and Maya Hawke.
Cooper’s major focus on the project has always been Bernstein and Montealegre’s “charged and intricate connection.”
Over the last few years, the actor and filmmaker has reportedly worked closely with Bernstein’s children, Jamie, Alexander, and Nina.
Cooper directs Maestro, which is based on a script he co-wrote with Josh Singer. Producers include Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Cooper, and his Joint Effort co-producer Todd Phillips (Joker), Kristie Macosko Krieger, Oscar-nominated producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Irishman, Joker), Fred Berner, and Amy Durning.
The project, which was originally put up at Paramount Pictures, is still tied to Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Before it becomes solely available on Netflix, the streamer will give the film a wide theatrical premiere.