It’s been two months since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper took a motorcycle ride to have a meeting about possibly starring in the remake of A Star Is Born. While word has been quiet about the project, we’re now hearing that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s project might be happening.
Back then there were whispers that this meeting was for the film, but no one confirmed it. Entertainment Tonight guessed it was for a slew of projects.
“Fingers crossed they were talking about Mother Monster making a guest appearance in the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer sequel on Netflix or Cooper appearing in the next iteration of American Horror Story. Honestly, we’d be happy with either.”
According to Deadline Hollywood, the remake starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga seems like a reality. Word on the street is that Warner Bros did a chemistry read with Cooper and Lady Gaga, and they loved it. A chemistry read is held by the studio between stars to see if they jive well on tape together, in an effort to see if casting is heading in the right direction. This is a huge development for the production which has been in circulation around Hollywood for years.
— Cindy Hamlet (@HamletCindy) June 16, 2016
Originally, Clint Eastwood was slated to direct the project, and it was supposed to star Bradley Cooper and Beyonce. Eastwood ultimately dropped out of the project, and Beyonce was quick to follow him. Due to this, the project was shelved, until Cooper picked it up as a possible directorial debut. When it was announced that A Star Is Born, was getting a second life with Cooper at the helm people seemed excited about the prospect.
Having huge star power like Bradley Cooper interested in the project is a huge positive sign that this could get off the ground. And it looks like Warner Bros. is just as enthusiastic about the project now that Cooper has found his leading lady in Lady Gaga.
In terms of the remake of A Star Is Born, it seems like all the cards fell in into place at the right time. While it would’ve been a huge feat to get Beyonce in the role, Lady Gaga has proven herself to be a fine actress and we already know that she has the pipes too. Gaga has acted in the past, most notably in the series American Horror Story. The singer turned actress joined the show last season, and not only did she wow critics, but she impressed her peers, as she won a Golden Globe for her role. The star is expected to make a return for next season if her schedule lines up.
— Emmy † Lady Gaga (@EmmyARTPOP) June 16, 2016
If Lady Gaga takes the role this will be her first time in a lead role on the big screen. In A Star Is Born, she’s expected to take on the role that Barbara Streisand was famous for, Esther Hoffman, while Cooper will play John Norman Howard. In the 1954 version, Judy Garland starred as “Vicki Lester/Esther Blodgett” while James Mason starred as Norman Main. The first A Star Is Born was made in 1937 and starred Janet Gaynor as Esther Blodgett aka Vicki Lester and Fredric March as Norman Maine.
Right now it’s not known whether Cooper’s version will take from any of the pre existing films, or if it will be a totally different version all on its own. All we know is that it’s slated for a 2017 release, which could change depending on future developments of the project.
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