The first official photo of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star Is Born”, has hit the Internet!
In the photo, Cooper looks at Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga as she sings passionately into a microphone. She can also be seen wearing a much darker hair colour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the scene was filmed at the 2017 Coachella musical festival, where the actress was headlining.
In an Instagram post, Gaga wrote, “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 (Cooper) for making my dream come true. Can’t wait for you to meet Ally.”
It was reported that Gaga was the one Cooper wanted after things didn’t work out with Beyoncé, who is currently pregnant with twins. Previous versions of the story were released in 1937, 1954, and 1976. The 1937 film starred Janet Gaynor while Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand played the female leads in the 1954 and 1976 remakes.
The 4th remake of “A Star Is Born”, which will be penned by Will Fetters, sees Jackson Maine (played by Cooper), a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented singer named Ally (played by Germanotta). As the pair begins a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
In addition to playing Ally, the “Million Reasons” star has composed and will perform original songs in the film. The main cast also includes Andrew Dice Clay aka “The Diceman” and veteran actor Sam Elliott.
“A Star Is Born” is slated for release on 28th September 2018.