Who doesn’t remember the iconic film, “A Star is Born?” We can probably sing every word to the famous songs that came from this movie starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The remake will feature two very famous actors/singers and we just can’t wait!
A Star Is Born is an upcoming American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper and written by Will Fetters, Cooper, and Eric Roth. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dave Chappelle. Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled the release for October 5, 2018. It marks the third remake of the original 1937 film (starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March), which was adapted for a 1954 musical (starring Judy Garland and James Mason), and the subsequent 1976 rock musical (starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson).
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) 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. Alcoholism begins sending his own career into a downward spiral.
Cooper, who also directed, stars as veteran singer Jackson Maine. The footage opens with him standing before a massive audience, singing a ballad that includes the lyric “Maybe it’s time to let the old ways down.”
He then discovers Gaga’s character, a struggling artist named Ally who’s short on confidence. “I don’t sing my own songs,” she tells Cooper. “I just don’t feel comfortable. Almost every single person has told me that they liked the way I sounded, but they didn’t like the way I looked.”
A clearly smitten Cooper replies, “I think you’re beautiful.”
Filming began on April 17, 2017. After seeing him perform at Desert Trip festival, Cooper approached Lukas Nelson (son of country music legend Willie Nelson) and asked him to help work on the film. Nelson agreed and wrote several songs, which he sent to the producers. Nelson subsequently met Lady Gaga and began writing songs with her and she, in turn, provided backing vocals on two tracks on his self-titled 2017 album.
To add to the authenticity, Cooper and Gaga performed at Coachella and at Glastonbury, where they shared the same stage as Kristofferson.
A Star Is Born is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ref. IMB.com, Variety.com, Wikipedia, Warner Bros., ET
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