Lady Gaga will likely star in Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ remake: ugh?


Back in early May, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga went out to dinner in LA, and then Gaga climbed on the back of B-Coop’s Ducati and they drove off into the sunset. It seemed like an especially weird pairing at the time, although many noted that Bradley was still trying to pull together a cast for another remake of A Star Is Born after Beyonce turned him down. So there was already a conspiracy that B-Coop wanted Gaga for A Star Is Born. And now it’s happening!

Lady Gaga is ready for her big-screen close-up. The singer is in talks to star opposite Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, the remake that Cooper also will direct.

The movie, based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. It was subsequently remade in 1954 by director George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson headlining.

Warner Bros. has been working on its latest remake of A Star Is Born for years. Cooper’s American Sniper director Clint Eastwood became attached to the project in 2011. At one time, Beyonce was set to star, but things stalled when she became pregnant and Eastwood moved on to Jersey Boys. Reports of Gaga’s involvement first surfaced when the singer was caught by paparazzi on a motorcycle ride with Cooper. Gaga tested for the studio, impressing the execs. Warners had no comment.

[From THR]

I haven’t been a believer in Lady Gaga for a while now, despite her rebranding efforts and despite the fact that the current version of Gaga is genuinely more palatable. So this remake of A Star Is Born isn’t for me and it was probably never going to be for me. I get that Warner Bros really wants it to happen and that B-Coop is hellbent on directing it, but I just think this project sounds like a total loser. As in, it will lose a lot of money and for what? So it can be a minor cult classic 20 years from now?



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  1. LaraK says:

    I just can’t with her anymore.
    She is insufferable and looks about 45. Put her next to Gwen Stefani and tell me who looks older!

    • Lex says:

      That’s hardly the skin of a 45 year old. Stefani is toxed to the high heavens so hardly a reasonable comparison.
      And anyway, what does it matter if someone looks ‘old’? If that’s your reason for disliking someone, that’s pretty sad.

      • Lara K says:

        My point is her act is tired and she has ruined herself with drugs and peroxide trying to look “original”.

  2. Bridget says:

    Ugh indeed.

  3. Turtle says:

    If it’s overheated and melodramatic and ripe with smashed champagne glasses in overpriced clothes and tearful arguments on the beach in Malibu at sunset, then Lady Gaga is the perfect choice. If it’s bonkers like “American Horror Story: Hotel,” she’s great for it. It HAS to be over-the-top ridiculous. Also, I read elsewhere that the budget would be in $30 million, which is reasonable (by Hollywood standards) and won’t have to earn a king’s fortune to turn a profit.

  4. minx says:

    Yes, ugh.

  5. Jayna says:

    What a hot mess this is going to be. I saw Burnt the other day on a 99 cent special Amazon does sometimes. Bradley actually was kind of sexy, but the movie was just cliched and boring. I don’t predict any chemistry between these two, and I imagine the writing is going to be predictable. I think Gaga’s acting as far as delivering line is pretty wooden. I wonder if she’s going to have all of her botox and fillers and face tape going on in this movie.

    Nope, not seeing it.

  6. SusanneToo says:


  7. Mira says:

    As far as popstar goes Gaga is not a bad actress but Cooper directing sounds like a bad idea, like its a vanity project or something.
    I am not a fan of Gaga especially.But i don’t get all the hate for her here, especially since she is clearly the most talented of the current female pop stars with the expection of Beyonce. Your Tayors and Katy Perry may be more relatable but your Gagas and Beynoces can wipe the floor with them talent wise.

    • lisa says:

      yeah i find the b coop part extra groan inducing, i dont think it matters what female is cast

  8. Bex says:

    I’m still not over the fact she won that Golden Globe over Kirsten Dunst in Fargo.

  9. Kimbers says:

    Lmao at Bradley cooper!!!!!

    Should have gotten a newbie that wows!
    Beyonce and lady g are the worst 2 picks for this project.

  10. Mia4s says:

    Oh dear lord no. No to all of it.

    And yet….do I smell a potential camp classic?

  11. Carol says:

    Yet, another remake. On a Star is Born no less. A movie I dislike in every version. blah.

  12. Melanie says:

    I just can’t imagine any chemistry between these two. And, I agree that this might be a bit of a disaster, but he is determined to make it (for reasons I don’t understand) and the studio obviously believes in him or they wouldn’t be giving him millions to do it. I can’t wait for the trailer.

  13. lucy says:

    I someone asking for these remakes?

    Why even bother remaking anything?! Make something ELSE.

  14. NewWester says:

    This will be a fun movie to watch some rainy afternoon with Mommie Dearest and Plan 9 from Outer Space as lead ins

  15. antigone says:

    It sounds like it will be one of those “so bad it’s good” sort of movies. The pics of them on Bradley’s Ducati made me laugh.

  16. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    How about Rhianna then? It isn’t exactly the right genre I know but people liked her in Battleship enough to rewrite her scenes to expand her role.