Well, it’s official: Warner Bros. announced today that Lady Gaga will co-star with Bradley Cooper in the remake of A Star is Born. The film will also mark Cooper’s directorial debut.
“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.” said WB executive Greg Silverman in a statement. “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.”
Not only will Gaga star in the film but she will also write and perform new songs for the movie.
Rumors of another A Star is Born remake have been swirling in Hollywood for years with everyone from Will Smith to Beyonce attached to star. The Gaga-Cooper version will mark the fourth time the story of an unknown performer whose career rises past her husband’s has been told, the last being the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Gaga has been working on her Hollywood resume in recent years with parts in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and American Horror Story. This will be her first feature film lead role.
Production will begin early next year in California.