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Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan
Despite all the talk of noses in Bradley Cooper’s already-controversial portrayal of the legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, the latest trailer for Netflix’s Oscars offering Maestro focuses on the plot. Carey Mulligan and her Katharine Hepburn-inspired, Mid-Atlantic accent steal the spotlight from Cooper’s schnoz as the trailer reveals that living with the world’s most revered composer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Mulligan plays Felicia, Bernstein’s wife, who learns from Berstein’s sister Shirley (Sarah Silverman) that “there’s a price for being in my brother’s orbit.”
The price she pays is acting as a beard for the closeted Bernstein. The trailer offers no shortage of shots of Mulligan laughing and crying, sharing intimate moments with Cooper’s Bernstein, and watching on as he holds the hand of his male lovers. Curiously, though, the spot features no conversation over whether or not the composer’s nose is the correct size or whether it even needs to be in the movie.
Maestro will hit theaters for a limited run on November 22 and stream on Netflix on December 20.
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