Warner Bros Pictures confirmed Lady Gaga will star in the remake of A Star is Born opposite Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga recently earned a Golden Globe award for her performance in the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story, adding that honor to a trophy case that includes six Grammy Awards. In addition, she also was nominated for an Academy Award for her song “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
Cooper has earned three Academy Award acting nominations for his work in American Sniper, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook.
The A Star is Born remake has been in the works for years and is finally moving forward with the confirmation of the two leads, Lady Gaga and Cooper. Cooper will also be stepping behind the camera to make his directorial debut with the project. Lady Gaga, of course, will sing in the film and is writing new songs for romantic drama. Cooper, Todd Phillips, Jon Peters, and Billy Gerber are producing, with Basil Iwanyk on board as an executive producer.
“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 Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “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 original A Star is Born was released in 1937 and starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. In 1954 Judy Garland and James Mason took on starring roles in a version that was nominated for six Academy Awards. A Star is Born was remade yet again in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. That remake earned four Oscar nominations, winning in the Original Song category for “Evergreen.”