Synopsis: A movie star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Thoughts: A third remake of 1937’s A Star is Born has been in the works for a while. It was long thought Clint Eastwood would direct Beyoncé and Will Smith in the story of a fading rock icon mentoring and falling for a star on the rise but the A-listers couldn’t align their schedules and Eastwood lost interest. Cut to Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) directing his first feature and snagging Lady Gaga, one of pop music’s most prominent celebrities, to costar alongside him. It’s a well known secret many people in Hollywood have already seen this – the notoriously fame-averse Sean Penn says its one of the best films he’s seen and calls Gaga “a miracle.” While Gaga earned a Golden Globe for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel her acting, well, didn’t quite sing in my book. After catching this first look at her work here, could Gaga be on the Cher route to Oscar gold?