Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has been working hard on his directorial debut film, a remake of A Star Is Born starring none other than Lady Gaga. The film was originally slated for an earlier release but was pushed back to fall.
In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
The cast of A Star is Born also includes Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott. In addition to playing Ally, Gaga (who earned her Oscar nod for the song ‘Til It Happens to You’ from The Hunting Ground) is performing the original songs in the film. She wrote the tracks with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live.
A Star Is Born will hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.