Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures made the official announcement that Grammy and Golden Globe award winner Lady Gaga (American Horror Story) will be joining Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) in the latest remake of A Star Is Born (which he will also be directing in his directorial debut). Continue reading for more details.Silverman had the following to say about Cooper and Lady Gaga in a press release, courtesy of Coming Soon.
“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,” says Silverman. “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.’”
A Star Is Born will be the first leading role in a film for Lady Gaga, fresh off her Golden Globe win. She will be composing songs for the film that she will also be performing.
Ultimately this would be the fourth version of A Star Is Born. There was previously a 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the 1954 version with Judy Garland and James Mason (the most well-known adaptation), and the 1976 movie with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Here’s the official synopsis for the previous iteration of A Star Is Born, courtesy of Wikipedia.
“Hollywood actor Norman Maine is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett , he is inspired to help her, and soon the two appear in a musical together. Now known as Vicki Lester, she marries Norman and finds herself in demand, while his reputation continues to decline, resulting in heavy bouts of drinking. Eventually, Vicki must choose between moving forward with her career and attempting to save her husband.”
Are you interested in seeing another remake of A Star Is Born? Do you feel that Lady Gaga is a good choice for the lead role? There’s no release date set for the movie but I will keep you up to date on any information that drops about this project.