(NEW YORK) — It’s official: After months of speculation, Warner Brothers has announced that Lady Gaga will star in a remake of A Star Is Born.
This will be the first feature film lead role for the 30-year-old pop superstar. Gaga will be joined in the new version of A Star Is Born by actor Bradley Cooper, who’ll also make his directorial debut.
Gaga confirmed the news in a Twitter post Tuesday, writing, “Im elated to be directed by & starring w/ Bradley in this project. He’s a brilliant visionary artist. #AStarIsBorn #AStarIsBornCooperGaga.”
Gaga — who was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year for the song “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground — will also compose and perform new music for the film.
The pop star previously appeared in the movies Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills. She won a Golden Globe this year for her performance in the FX series American Horror Story.
The original A Star Is Born, released in 1937, focused on a fading movie star who helps launch the career of an up-and-coming actress. It was remade in 1954, with James Mason and Judy Garland, who played an up-and-coming singer, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Beyoncé reportedly was originally supposed to star in the new project, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
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