Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) is making his directorial debut with the latest take on A Star is Born which just began filming. Described as a reimagining, Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical A Star is Born stars Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a feature film. (For the part, Lady Gaga will be credited as Stefani Germanotta.) Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Elliott co-star.
Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed Lady Gaga wrote and will perform original songs in the musical. Cooper co-wrote the script with Will Fetters and Eric Roth, based on Robert Carson and William A. Wellman’s story. Cooper, Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Todd Phillips, and Lynette Howell Taylor are producing, and Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta are on board as executive producers.
A Star is Born will be shooting in Southern California, with Warner Bros targeting a September 28, 2018 theatrical release.
The Plot: Bradley 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.