It’s official! After a long time percolating, the remake of “A Star Is Born” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga has been given the go ahead by Warner Bros.
This film marks the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper as well as the film acting debut of Lada Gaga.
This will be the third retelling of the 1937 film. Collider reports, “The 1954 version starring Judy Garland and James Mason was nominated for six Academy Awards, and earned Garland and Mason Golden Globes for best actress and actor. The second remake, released in 1976, starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson and was nominated for four Academy Awards, taking home the gold for best original song.”
With its track record of Academy Awards, how could anyone resist recycling this golden story? However, Greg Silverman of Warner Bros. does promise us “an all new vision of “A Star is Born.”
“In the new film, Grammy-winning Lady Gaga will compose and perform new songs,” Reuters reports.
That should help update the age-old story of “an aspiring young starlet who arrives in Hollywood and is helped by an aging leading man.”
No release date has been reported yet. In the meantime, check out the trailer from the 1976 version starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.