Even though Lady Gaga is a long established star by now, she’s going back to her first love of acting as she’s in talks to star in Bradley Cooper’s upcoming remake of A Star Is Born.
Based on the silver screen classic that’s been remade three times since 1937, A Star Is Born follows a young singer and she travels to Hollywood with dreams of stardom. She achieves all that she hoped for with the help of a troubled man who’s past his prime. The 1937 original starred Janet Gaynor as the leading lady, followed by Judy Garland in the 1954 remake and then Barbra Streisand in 1976. This means Gaga would join a legendary lineage of characters who took on the role of the young starlet. Not bad company to keep at all.
The Mother Monster’s already proven her acting chops with both theatrical and small screen performances. The 30-year-old NYU Tisch School of the Arts alum is coming off a stellar performance in FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel. The subtle, scary role earned Gaga a Golden Globe for best actress in a miniseries earlier this year. Gaga’s previous movie credits include an appearance in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Muppets Most Wanted.
Cooper, who was originally set to star as the flick’s leading man, will helm the Warner Bros. remake, making his directorial debut. Variety says now that a big name has been tied down in the lead role, the film is the closest it has come to getting a greenlight from the studio. If all system’s are a-go, Warner Bros. will shoot for a February 2017 production start date.