Today’s Weird News: Bradley Cooper Directing Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born’ Remake

Lady Gaga is starring in a modern remake of A Star is Born. Makes sense. For several years, however, Warner Bros. has been stuck trying to find the male lead opposite Gaga. It appears now they’ve killed two birds with one stone, as Bradley Cooper will star opposite Lady Gaga as well as make his directorial debut.

The Playlist broke the news earlier today. According to their report the two stars “get along famously, their tests went well, and the studio is super excited.” This is a huge step for Lady Gaga’s blossoming acting career, and she’s set up to be the next Barbara Streisand, Madonna, or any other pop superstar who crossed over successfully into film.

As for Bradley Cooper, well, this seems like a risky first-time directing job for the superstar. Some people think he might direct a smaller project first to get his feet wet.  There is no doubt he can handle the male lead, Norman Maine, an alcoholic who helps Vicki Lester become a star. James Mason and Kris Kristofferson nailed the role in the previous two adaptation.

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And who knows, he won’t be the first actor to turn director and he could do a marvelous job. Either way, this is turning into a delicious project.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.