It’s been a long production road for this remake of the 1937 romantic drama. ‘A Star Is Born’ at one point was going to star Beyonce, but that never happened.
Eventually, after many failed casting decisions, things were locked in place once Bradley Cooper stepped in and was like, “F**k it. I’ll star in it and direct!”
So here we are. Cooper will be making his directorial debut, and Lady Gaga will be making her major film debut. She has previously shown off her acting skills in the TV series ‘American Horror Story‘.
Rolling Stone provides us with more information about the romantic musical drama…
“The preview opens with Cooper’s character, country singer-songwriter Jackson Maine, struggling with alcoholism. ‘Ya know, man, in the old days, I always knew you were gonna do somethin’, that you’d be alright,’ says the musician’s friend Noodles (Dave Chappelle). ‘This is the first time I’ve worried about you.’
But Maine’s life changes when he discovers struggling artist Ally (Gaga) performing at a local club. ‘I don’t sing my own songs. I just don’t feel comfortable,’ she tells the smitten Maine.”
Gaga wrote a handful of original songs for this movie, which should give her an even deeper connection to the film.
A Star Is Born is set to hit theaters October 5, 2018.