Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are teaming for a new A Star is Born remake
Award-winning music superstar Lady Gaga is officially set to star opposite four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, Silver Linings Playbook) in a new remake of the iconic musical drama A Star is Born. The project will also mark the directorial debut of Cooper. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“For those of us lucky enough to watch him work as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director,” says Silverman. “We are honored that he is doing it, here, at his home—Warner Bros.—and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of ‘A Star is Born.'”
The new version of A Star is Born will mark the fourth big-screen iteration of the film. William A. Wellman directed the 1937 original with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The 1954 George Cukor film is probably the best known, starring Judy Garland and James Mason. 1976 saw Frank Pierson tackle an updated version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Lady Gaga’s role in A Star is Born will mark her first lead in a feature film. In addition, she will compose new songs for the film, which she will also perform.
A Star is Born is being produced by Billy Gerber and Jon Peters; together with Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips, under their Joint Effort Productions banner. Basil Iwanyk is serving as executive producer.
Lady Gaga earned an Oscar nomination earlier this year for her moving song “Til it Happens to You,” from the documentary The Hunting Ground. Among her many music honors, she has also won six Grammy Awards and earned another nine Grammy nominations. Her multi-platinum hits range from “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” to the chart-topping anthem “Born This Way.”
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