Carey Mulligan has joined the cast of Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro’, the Netflix musical drama based on the life of Leonard Bernstein.
Mulligan will take on the role of Felicia, the wife of legendary composer and conductor Bernstein.
The film portrays a love story between Leonard and Felicia over 30 years, from when they met in 1946 and through a 25-year marriage and three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons.
The movie mark’s Cooper’s first directorial effort since ‘A Star is Born, On the casting of Mulligan, Cooper said; “I was struck by Carey ever since I saw her onstage many years ago and I haven’t missed a performance of hers since. I am humbled to be working with such a mammoth talent, as well as such a kind person in Carey.”
Mulligan can next be seen in ‘Promising Young Woman’ where she plays a wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning woman, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past. Her other upcoming projects include Netflix feature ‘The Dig’ opposite Ralph Fiennes.