A Star Is Born is an upcoming American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper and written by Will Fetters, Cooper, Eric Roth, Irene Mecchi, Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. It is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name. The film stars Cooper, Stefani Germanotta, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay and Dave Chappelle. It will be released on September 28, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
It is one of three remakes of the original 1937 version, with the first released in 1954 starring Judy Garland and James Mason and the second released in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
- Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine
- Stefani Germanotta as Ally
- Sam Elliott as Bobby, the benevolent manager to Jackson and Ally
- Andrew Dice Clay as Lorenzo, the father of Ally
- Dave Chappelle as Noodles
- Rebecca Field
- Michael Harney as Wolfe, a limo driver
- Rafi Gavron as Rez, a music producer
In January 2011, it was announced that Clint Eastwood was in talks to direct Beyoncé in a third remake of the 1937 film A Star Is Born; however, the project was delayed due to Beyoncé's pregnancy. In April 2012, writer Will Fetters told Collider.com that the script was very inspired by Kurt Cobain. Talks with Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Christian Bale failed to cast them, while Tom Cruise was still in talks. On October 9, 2012, Beyoncé left the project, Johnny Depp also rejected and Bradley Cooper was in talks to star. Eastwood was interested in Esperanza Spalding to play the female role. On March 24, 2015, Warner Bros. announced that Cooper was in final talks to make his directorial debut with the film, and potentially to star with Beyoncé, who was in talks to rejoin. Lady Gaga would star in the film. On August 16, 2016, it was reported that Gaga had been officially attached and the studio had green-lit the project to begin production early 2017. On November 9, 2016, it was reported that Ray Liotta was in talks to join the film in the role of the manager to Gaga's character which later went to Sam Elliott. On March 17, 2017, Elliott was added to the cast, with Andrew Dice Clay entering negotiations to play Lorenzo, the father of Gaga's character. In April 2017, Rafi Gavron, Michael Harney and Rebecca Field joined the cast of the film. Filming began on April 17, 2017. Gaga will be credited by her given name. In May, Dave Chappelle was cast in the film.