It’s official! Tony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will direct and appear in A Star Is Born opposite Lady Gaga. The Warner Brothers project is set to start early 2017 in California.
The movie, based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. It was subsequently remade in 1954 by director George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson headlining.Warner Bros. has been working on its latest remake of A Star Is Born for years. Cooper's American Sniper director Clint Eastwood became attached to the project in 2011. At one time, Beyonce was set to star, but things stalled when she became pregnant and Eastwood moved on to Jersey Boys. Lady Gaga screen tested and won over studio execs. Looks like we are in for a real treat with these two talents among others to come onboard the project. Read more at: www.hollywoodreporter.com