Lady Gaga confirms role in remake of A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga confirms role in A Star Is Born remake

She sings about living for the applause, about living for “the way that you cheer and scream for me.” Now, Lady Gaga will surely be hoping she receives that kind of treatment with her first feature film lead role in Bradley Cooper‘s reboot of A Star Is Born.

The 30-year-old singer-actress has confirmed her involvement in the remake, which she has been reportedly attached to for some time. Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley will not only direct the movie, but also star in it alongside Gaga.

Taking to Twitter to verify her part in the film, Gaga wrote, “I’m elated to be directed by & starring w/ Bradley in this project. He’s a brilliant visionary artist.”

Prior to Gaga’s casting in the film, Beyoncé was rumored to be in talks for the role. According to reports, however, she pulled out in March when her fees couldn’t be met.

Although this will be Gaga’s debut lead performance, she has worked in film before. She played a small role in 2013’s Machete Kills, and also appeared in the 2014 movies Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Muppets Most Wanted.

Her most notable onscreen role came on TV. She won a Golden Globe this year for playing The Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel.

According to Dateline, Gaga will also compose and perform a new soundtrack for A Star Is Born.

The film, set to be produced by four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood, is a reboot of the 1937 classic of the same name about a troubled movie star (Fredric March) and an aspiring young actress (Janet Gaynor) who helps him find stardom. Both actors were nominated for Academy Awards, and the film struck gold in the writing category.

It has since been reimagined twice. James Mason and Judy Garland brought it back to the screen with Oscar-nominated performances in 1954, while Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand gave it fresh life in 1976. Barbra won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen,” the film’s love theme.

Gaga, who was nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscar ceremony for “Til It Happens to You” from the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground, can be seen next in the latest season of American Horror Story. The series makes its return to TV on September 14, 2016.

Check out Gaga’s Tweet below.

Do you think Gaga is equipped to handle the part in A Star Is Born? Will she shine or be shunned? Share your thoughts with us!

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  1. ComeAtMeBro • August 17, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

    Well you know she’s got the singing part down. The acting part? That remains to be seen…

  2. nael • August 17, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

    Yet another needless remake. How many of these need to flop before Hollywood embraces originality again?
    And it’s a remake not a reboot. What is with these imbecilic writers?

  3. Jeff401 • August 17, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

    She’s a joke, she can’t act.
    Nael- look anywhere online and you’ll see that the words reboot and remake are interchangeable. Other articles written about this story even use both. Check yourself!

  4. Snepts • August 17, 2016 @ 7:34 PM

    This will be an entirely new take, as neither Garland or Streisand had to tuck.

  5. Jamm • August 18, 2016 @ 7:16 AM

    She is beautiful on and off screen and has so much talent. She will do fantastic. The singing will most likely be amazing as always and the acting is a work in progress but what I have seen so far she is doing just fine for someone starting an acting career.

  6. Vanessa • August 18, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

    So excited!! I have seen both movies but i think my favorite will always be Barbra and Kris! Will be interested to see if they can pull it off, i will definitely be going to see it

  7. Mike Hunt • August 18, 2016 @ 12:49 PM

    Think I’ll pass- just another vanity project, by an untalented writer/director- for an egomaniac who is always grasping for more, and totally vulgar.
    And not so pretty or beautiful.

    Proud to say that I haven’t spent money on movies in several years now. Or concerts.
    When I see how the rich and famous are so vulgar in their conspicuous consumption of wants, while so many needy people in our own country – not just homeless, but unemployed, or working poor too- I am disgusted by their vanity and wastefulness, and apparent lack of concern for the less fortunate in this part of the world.

    Same with spending money at fancy restaurants & coffee shops..that is a want- that – even though only a few dollars at a time, adds up over a week/month/year.

  8. Anna • August 18, 2016 @ 7:59 PM

    Wow Mike kinda a downer there, but oh so true!!!!

  9. Carla • September 11, 2016 @ 3:07 PM

    Often when I hear that Hollywood is going to take a much beloved and iconic movie such as A Star is Born and redo it I would not be not thrilled at all. However knowing that Bradley Cooper is attached as both actor and director I know this is definitely going to be a movie I will be happily going to the first weekend it comes out! I feel if he didn’t have something wonderful to add he wouldn’t have taken on such a task. Lady Gaga is the perfect female lead for this production. She is a phenomenal talent who can sing any type of genre but after watching her in American Horror Story :/Hotel her acting is incredible. What this woman does she commits to 110%.

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