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Bradley Cooper will direct Lady Gaga in A Star is Born remake

08.17.2016

Now, if you told me that Bradley Cooper would be directing another film version of A STAR IS BORN, and that Lady Gaga would be his star, I would ask you what hallucinogen you were on, and would then proceed to smack you while shouting, “The power of Christ compels you!" Well, turns out you weren’t that crazy, and I apologize for all the slapping.

Yes, Deadline reports that Cooper will indeed direct Gaga in A STAR IS BORN, set to begin production next year. Warner Bros president of Creative Development and WW Production Greg Silverman put out a quote saying:

For those of us lucky enough to watch him work as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director. We are honored that he is doing it, here, at his home—Warner Bros.—and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star is Born.”

BORN tells the story about a woman who comes to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune, and as her star begins to rise the limelight around her famous lover/mentor begins to fade. There have been three other versions of this movie, the first staring Janet Gaynor in 1937, the second with Judy Garland in 1954 and the most recent in 1976 with Barbara Streisand.

I never saw AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, so I can’t really speak to Gaga’s acting abilities, and this would be Cooper’s directorial debut, so his directing skills are a little green to say the least. Still, Deadline mentions that Cooper won over Warner Bros. execs during his time on AMERICAN SNIPER, and it was apparently enough to earn him the job on BORN. But, hey, if Ben Affleck can successfully transition to the directing field, why can’t Cooper?

Production is set to begin on A STAR IS BORN next year. You can see Cooper with Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in WAR DOGS this Friday.

Source: Deadline

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12:00PM on 08/18/2016

Horrible

She can't act, and comes across as annoying. She ruined AHS. #trainwreck
She can't act, and comes across as annoying. She ruined AHS. #trainwreck
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4:17AM on 08/18/2016
I was afraid that i was gonig to have to see this back when it was Eastwood directing Beyonce

now that these two are involved, i'm comfortable skipping this
I was afraid that i was gonig to have to see this back when it was Eastwood directing Beyonce

now that these two are involved, i'm comfortable skipping this
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5:04PM on 08/17/2016
I feel like this is old news already
I feel like this is old news already
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3:28PM on 08/17/2016
I do think this is a remake that needs to happen, as I doubt the majority of new generations have seen the first three, or any, of the others (not counting fans here, who may have). I just think it's weird that it's Lady Gaga as the star. I love Cooper but no idea on his directing skills. I've seen the Judy Garland and the Barbra Streisand versions and their voices were just beautiful and with a full range. It made sense that they'd become huge stars, as they already were.

I would say
I do think this is a remake that needs to happen, as I doubt the majority of new generations have seen the first three, or any, of the others (not counting fans here, who may have). I just think it's weird that it's Lady Gaga as the star. I love Cooper but no idea on his directing skills. I've seen the Judy Garland and the Barbra Streisand versions and their voices were just beautiful and with a full range. It made sense that they'd become huge stars, as they already were.

I would say Emmy Rossum would be better. She can act and her voice is to die for. If you haven't heard her sing, check out anything from The Phantom of the Opera. I believe she's classically trained opera. Not that it matters they've already cast the movie.
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6:23PM on 08/17/2016
I'm not really a fan of lady gaga's music, but she has range dude. She can sing. I'm sure post production made Emmy rossum sound a lot better than she actually does.
I'm not really a fan of lady gaga's music, but she has range dude. She can sing. I'm sure post production made Emmy rossum sound a lot better than she actually does.
6:53PM on 08/17/2016
Please read below - no post production anything necessary I'm sure. She was hired because she could sing. She's a classically trained opera singer.

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"Upon singing 'Happy Birthday' in all 12 keys,[12] Rossum was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria[13] at seven.[14] Over the course of five years, she sang onstage with the chorus and had the chance to perform with great singers such as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. For
Please read below - no post production anything necessary I'm sure. She was hired because she could sing. She's a classically trained opera singer.

(Wikipedia)

"Upon singing 'Happy Birthday' in all 12 keys,[12] Rossum was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria[13] at seven.[14] Over the course of five years, she sang onstage with the chorus and had the chance to perform with great singers such as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. For anywhere from $5 to $10 a night, Rossum sang in six languages in 20 operas, including La bohème, Turandot, a Carnegie Hall presentation of La damnation de Faust, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.[15] She also worked under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli in Carmen. Rossum joked in interviews that her vocal talent and affinity for music developed because her mother always listened to classical music and operas while she was pregnant with her."
7:09PM on 08/17/2016
Here's one of her albums. Her range is perfection. Also I wanted to add that I think she acts much better than Gaga, and she's the only actress/singer I think could do justice to this movie. I do know Lady Gaga can sing very well though, but she has to act too.

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Here's one of her albums. Her range is perfection. Also I wanted to add that I think she acts much better than Gaga, and she's the only actress/singer I think could do justice to this movie. I do know Lady Gaga can sing very well though, but she has to act too.

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2:05PM on 08/17/2016
I'm sure pairing a no talent singer who thinks she can act, with a no experience director who's actually an actor, will result in a quality piece of cinema.
I'm sure pairing a no talent singer who thinks she can act, with a no experience director who's actually an actor, will result in a quality piece of cinema.
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6:27PM on 08/17/2016
Go listen to lady gaga sing with tony Bennett. Or listen to her when she was live on Howard stern. I'm not a fan of her poppy, clubby crap either, but slow down on saying she has no talent. I'm sure a lot of people ripped Ben Affleck For his directorial debut too, and look what he did. He's got a few hits under his belt.
Go listen to lady gaga sing with tony Bennett. Or listen to her when she was live on Howard stern. I'm not a fan of her poppy, clubby crap either, but slow down on saying she has no talent. I'm sure a lot of people ripped Ben Affleck For his directorial debut too, and look what he did. He's got a few hits under his belt.
1:21PM on 08/17/2016
Oh man i dunno, she was absolutely unwatchable in AHS
Oh man i dunno, she was absolutely unwatchable in AHS
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11:33AM on 08/17/2016

Edit out the entire first paragraph

And this might read like a joBlo article of old; just give me the news please, the world's already full of cynicism.
And this might read like a joBlo article of old; just give me the news please, the world's already full of cynicism.
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