Dave Chappelle joins Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
Dave Chappelle has joined Bradley Cooper and Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) in A Star is Born, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade says that Chappelle will play a character named Noodles, “who is Cooper’s oldest friend with whom he started out playing with in blues clubs.”
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) is directing the film as well, marking his directorial debut. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
In addition to playing Ally, Germanotta, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground, has composed and will perform original songs in the film. The main cast also includes Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott.
A Star is Born is being produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth, based on a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
A Star Is Born is set to debut in theaters September 28, 2018.
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