Bradley Cooper‘s directorial debut, the third remake of “A Star is Born,” was given the green light at Warner Bros. in August, according to Deadline. Now, per The Hollywood Reporter, the film has a release date of Sept. 28, 2018. In addition, the outlet is reporting that “Shades of Blue” actor Ray Liotta is in talks to join the film.
Cooper will star with Lady Gaga, who was reportedly Cooper’s first choice after things with Beyonce fell through. It is the first big screen starring role for the singer, who made her most notable acting debut with “American Horror Story” on FX. The role gave Gaga her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. At the awards show, Gaga told the audience, “I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer.”
Gaga will continue her opportunities in that regard with the leading female role in this project. The film follows a young up-and-coming starlet who meets and falls in love with an established star whose career is declining as hers is improving. The role previously appeared onscreen three times: in 1937 by Janet Gaynor, in 1954 by Judy Garland, and in 1976 by Barbra Streisand.
Gaga is also said to be performing and composing new music for the film. Will Fetters is tackling the screenplay.
Cooper had “War Dogs” out in theaters earlier this year. In addition to this film, he is also rumored to be directing “Honeymoon with Harry” with Robert De Niro. He will lend his voice to “A Dog’s Purpose” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” next year as well.
Production on the film will start sometime next year.