Renowned actor Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), and music superstar Lady Gaga, team up in the remake of the timeless Hollywood story, “A Star is Born”. Cooper makes his directional debut with this musical romance drama, which has earned a lot of media attention and praise.
The story follows Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a successful country musician struggling with an alcohol and drug addiction. Even with his stardom, Jackson is crippling himself and all those around him, including his brother, Bobby (Sam Elliot). He comes across an aspiring singer-songwriter, Ally (Lady Gaga), with a tremendous voice but little self-esteem. Jackson is instantly smitten by Ally, and recognises her incredible talent. He helps her overcome her insecurities by convincing her to join him on stage. As they perform in front of a packed arena, the audience is enthralled by Ally’s musical prowess. Soon after, she agrees to go on tour with Jackson and the two fall in love. As Ally’s singing career begins to take off, Jackson’s declines, causing his addictions to spiral out of control. With jealousy and alcoholism consuming them, the couple finds themselves struggling to maintain their strained relationship.
“A Star Is Born” is the fourth remake of the original 1937 classic, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It was later adapted into a musical in 1954 (starring Judy Garland and James Mason), and then again remade in 1976, starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, which won five Golden Globes.
The film is scheduled to release in October 2018 and is predicted to create Red Carpet buzz next year. Both stars bring incredible talent to the project; Cooper with his superb acting skills and Gaga with her sensational voice, making a familiar love story feel new again.
- Sabrina Joshi