Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has joined the high-wattage and high-profile cast of Maestro, the Leonard Bernstein biopic Bradley Cooper is directing for Netflix.
Cooper is starring in the drama, portraying the conductor and composer behind such works as West Side Story, with Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer and Jeremy Strong also on the call sheet.
Written by Cooper and Josh Singer, Maestro, according to Netflix, tells of the complex love story between Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. It’s a story that spanned more than 30 years, from the time they met in 1946 at a party, and continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage, three children (Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein and Nina Bernstein Simmons) and as Bernstein grappled with his own sexual orientation.
Hawke will play daughter Jamie Bernstein.
Shooting begins this week with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner and Amy Durning as producers.
Hawke plays plucky and resourceful teen Robin Buckley in Stranger Things, joining the series in season three and quickly establishing herself as a key, and popular, character. She returns for season four, which debuts May 27.
The actress also appeared in Netflix’s 2021 horror movie, Fear Street: 1994, drama Human Capital with Marisa Tomei and Live Schreiber and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Hawke is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.