Bradley Cooper's follow-up to A Star Is Born is already an Oscar frontrunner
Cooper could be going head-to-head with Cillian Murphy in the Best Actor category at the Oscars next year.
Also co-written by and starring Cooper, the movie will see the actor play the legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, best known for his work on the musical West Side Story.
The Netflix film will chronicle the complex and decades-spanning love story between Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan, Drive).
Also featuring amongst its cast Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), Matt Bomer (Magic Mike), Michael Urie (Shrinking) and Sarah Silverman (School of Rock), Maestro comes produced by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
And given the talent both on-screen and off, many are predicting that the biopic will be major contender at the Oscars next year - with Cooper and Maestro possibly facing off against Cillian Murphy and Oppenheimer.
Though A Star is Born won an Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2019, Cooper left the ceremony empty-handed.
The actor and filmmaker has been nominated for nine Academy Awards to date but has never won.
Maestro will have its world premiere at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, which kicks off later this month.
It is then set to play in select theatres in November before landing on Netflix on 20 December. You can watch the movie's trailer right here:
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