Bradley Cooper Will Not Attend ‘Maestro’ World Premiere

By Francisco Salazar

Bradley Cooper will not attend the world premiere of “Maestro” at the Venice Film Festival in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA strike.

The Wrap is reporting that a festival spokesperson said that while Cooper directed “Maestro,” he also stars as Leonard Bernstein in the Netflix biopic.

The biopic tells the complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and three children.

The film saw conductor the Met Opera’s music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin collaborate with Bradley Cooper, who attended concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera in preparation for his movie. Nézet-Séguin also conducted the recordings for the new film.

Netflix is set to release the film later this season.