Bradley Cooper‘s look on the set of a new Netflix movie will definitely shock you.
On May 30, Netflix released a series of photos of the Limitless star, transformed into Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein for the upcoming film Maestro. Carey Mulligan will play Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre.
The film production began earlier this month and the film is supposed ti be released next year. Cooper is seen portraying the late esteemed musician in various stages of his life, using makeup to nail Bernstein during his elderly years.
Though Steven Spielberg was originally supposed to direct the biographical drama, Cooper told the critically acclaimed director that he was more interested in writing and directing Maestro than acting in it.
“I [told Spielberg], ‘I always felt like I could play a conductor, but may I research the material and see if I can write it and direct it? Would you let me do that?'” Bradley told Variety in January.
“Steven has a lot of interests—he’ll just choose one thing and all of the other things will be on hold,” he continued. “I think he knew he wasn’t going to make that movie for a while. He was kind enough to hand it off to me, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last four and a half years.”