Lady Gaga Cast in Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake
Gaga is set to star as the film's lead -- a young actress mentored by Cooper's character -- and has effectively replaced Beyonce, whose involvement with the film has been on-and-off since 2011, reports Deadline.
Production will begin in early 2017 in California and has officially been green lit by Warner Bros. Better yet, Gaga will reportedly write and release new music for the movie, which is all any of us have ever asked of her.
The remake has reportedly been in the works for years, with Clint Eastwood initially attached to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He eventually dropped the project, and Cooper signed on, marking A Star Is Born his directorial debut.
“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 Warners Bros president of Creative Development and WW Production, Greg Silverman, in a statement to Deadline.
“We are honored that he is doing it, here, at his home—Warner Bros.—and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star," he continued. "The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star is Born.”
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