It looks like filming is underway for the remake for A Star Is Born.
The film has been in development for years, and originally had Clint Eastwood attached to direct, with Cooper and Beyonce set to star. Leonardo DiCaprio’s name was also being floated around for a short time as the male lead.
But as these things go in Hollywood, circumstances changed, leading to Cooper signing on to direct and act. Fittingly, Cooper hired Lady Gaga as his co-star, however unlike her award-winning acting work in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel, she will be billed as Stefani Germanotta for her largest big screen role to date.
Gaga recently took to her Instagram account to reveal the first image from the film, introducing fans to her character Ally, whose star begins to rise after she meets country music singer Jackson Maine (Cooper).
I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I’m so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen. The story of “A Star is Born” is so special and I’m so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true. Can’t wait for you to meet Ally. She has her first scene in 5….⏰
The film will hit cinemas September 28, 2018.