First look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born remake
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that their upcoming reimagining of the musical A Star is Born officially began production today and you can check out the first look photo from the film below! Starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.
A four-time Oscar nominee, 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.
Collaborating with Cooper behind the scenes are Oscar-nominated director of photography Matty Libatique (Black Swan), production designer Karen Murphy, three-time Oscar-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Into the Wild), and costume designer Erin Benach.
A Star Is Born is set to debut in theaters September 28, 2018.
A Star is Born first arrived in theaters in 1937 with Janet Gaynor playing an aspiring actress with Fredric March as a fading movie star that helps her. It has been remade two other times before, once in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The 1937 original was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two; with the 1954 remake nabbing six nominations, and the 1976 version gaining four nominations, including a win for Best Original Song.