Chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, the film will arrive on Netflix December 20 and in select theatres November 22. Get a first glimpse of the film in the trailer above.
Bernstein and Cohn wed in 1951, despite Bernstein's homosexuality being somewhat of an open secret. Twenty-five years later, Bernstein left the marriage to be with a male partner before returning to his marriage a year later when Montealegre was diagnosed with cancer. He was with her until she died in 1978. The couple had three children together—Jamie, Alexander, and Nina—who have worked closely with Cooper to develop the project.
In addition to being a celebrated concert conductor and composer, Bernstein wrote several musical theatre scores for Broadway, including On the Town, Peter Pan, Wonderful Town, Candide, and West Side Story.