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A Star Is Born
A Star is Born.png
Teaser poster
Directed by Bradley Cooper
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on A Star Is Born
by William A. Wellman
Robert Carson
Dorothy Parker
Alan Campbell
Cinematography Matthew Libatique[1]
Edited by Jay Cassidy[1]
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures[3]
Release date
  • October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

A Star Is Born is an upcoming American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper. The film would be the directorial debut for Cooper, who also wrote the screenplay with Will Fetters and Eric Roth. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott. Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled the release for October 5, 2018. It marks the third remake of the original 1937 film (starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March), which was adapted for a 1954 musical (starring Judy Garland and James Mason), and the subsequent 1976 rock musical (starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson).



In January 2011, it was announced that Clint Eastwood was in talks to direct Beyoncé in a third remake of the 1937 film A Star Is Born;[6] however, the project was delayed due to Beyoncé's pregnancy. In April 2012, writer Will Fetters told Collider that the script was very inspired by Kurt Cobain.[7] Talks with Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Christian Bale failed to come to fruition, while Tom Cruise still remained in talks. On October 9, 2012, Beyoncé left the project, Johnny Depp also rejected the film, and Bradley Cooper was in talks to star. Eastwood was interested in Esperanza Spalding to play the female role.[8] On March 24, 2015, Warner Bros. announced that Cooper was in final talks to make his directorial debut with the film, and potentially to star with Beyoncé, who was in talks to rejoin.[9] Cooper would eventually star alongside Lady Gaga in the film.[10][11][12] On August 16, 2016, it was reported that Gaga had been officially attached and the studio had green-lit the project to begin production early 2017.[13] On November 9, 2016, it was reported that Ray Liotta was in talks to join the film in the role of the manager to Lady Gaga's character, a role that later went to Sam Elliott.[14] On March 17, 2017, Elliott was added to the cast,[15] with Andrew Dice Clay entering negotiations to play Lorenzo, the father of Lady Gaga's character.[16] In April 2017, Rafi Gavron, Michael Harney, and Rebecca Field joined the cast of the film.[17]

Filming began on April 17, 2017.[1] In May, Dave Chappelle was cast in the film.[18] In April 2018, it was announced Halsey had been cast in the film.[19]

After seeing him perform at Desert Trip festival, Cooper approached Lukas Nelson (son of country music legend Willie Nelson) and asked him to help work on the film. Nelson agreed and wrote several songs, which he sent to the producers.[20] Nelson subsequently met Lady Gaga and began writing songs with her and she, in turn, provided backing vocals on two tracks on his self-titled 2017 album.[21]


The first trailer was released on June 6, 2018.[22]


A Star Is Born is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2018,[23] by Warner Bros. Pictures, after initially being set for the September 28, 2018, and May 18, 2018, releases.[24][25]


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  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (June 16, 2016). "Lady Gaga Looking Like A Strong Match With Bradley Cooper In 'A Star Is Born'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
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  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (November 9, 2016). "Ray Liotta in Talks to Join Lady Gaga in 'A Star Is Born' Remake". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ Busch, Anita (March 17, 2017). "Sam Elliott Joins Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga In 'A Star Is Born'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  16. ^ Busch, Anita (March 23, 2017). "Andrew Dice Clay In Negotiations To Join 'A Star Is Born' In Key Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  17. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 28, 2017). "'A Star Is Born' Adds Rafi Gavron & Michael Harney". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  18. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 5, 2017). "Dave Chappelle Joins 'A Star Is Born' Redo". Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  19. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 26, 2018). "Sony Pictures Makes Deal With Halsey For Movie Inspired By Singer's Life". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  20. ^ Finn, Timothy (February 2, 2018). "He's worked with Neil Young, Gaga and his dad, Willie Nelson. Now he's coming to KC". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 5, 2018. 
  21. ^ Stephens, Samantha (September 18, 2017). "How Lady Gaga Brought Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real's "Find Yourself" to Life". CMT. Retrieved April 5, 2018. 
  22. ^ Desta, Yohana (June 6, 2018). "A Star Is Born Trailer: Lady Gaga Is Going Country". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
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  25. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga's 'Star is Born' Moves to May 2018". Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2017. 

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