A Star Is Born (2018 film)
|A Star Is Born|
|Directed by||Bradley Cooper|
A Star Is Born |
by William A. Wellman
|Edited by||Jay Cassidy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
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).
- Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine
- Lady Gaga as Ally
- Sam Elliott as Bobby, manager to Jackson and Ally.
- Andrew Dice Clay as Lorenzo, Ally's father.
- Dave Chappelle as Noodles, Jackson's close friend.
- Rebecca Field
- Michael Harney as Wolfe, Jackson's limo driver.
- Rafi Gavron as Rez, a music producer.
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real as Jackson's band
- Shangela Laquifa Wadley
- Willam Belli as Emerald
- Anthony Ramos as Ramon
- Halsey as Herself
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; 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. 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. 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. Cooper would eventually star alongside Lady Gaga in the film. 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. 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. On March 17, 2017, Elliott was added to the cast, with Andrew Dice Clay entering negotiations to play Lorenzo, the father of Lady Gaga's character. In April 2017, Rafi Gavron, Michael Harney, and Rebecca Field joined the cast of the film.
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. 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.
The first trailer was released on June 6, 2018.
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