Warner Bros. announced that Lady Gaga will officially co-star with Bradley Cooper in the remake of ‘A Star is Born’. She will also compose and perform new music for the musical drama.
The film marks Gaga's first leading role in a feature film and is also Cooper’s directorial debut.
Following the announcement, Gaga took to Twitter to celebrate the news. "I'm elated to be directed by & starring w/Bradley in this project," she wrote. "He's a brilliant visionary artist #AStarIsBorn #AStarIsBornCooperGaga"
The original ‘A Star Is Born’ which was released in 1937 featured Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The drama centred on a young actress' relationship with an established Hollywood star whose alcoholism is speeding his way downward.
In 1954, Warner Bros. released a musical remake starring Judy Garland and James Mason which was directed by George Cukor and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.