Warner Bros. has released the first official photo of Lady Gaga and new proud papa Bradley Cooper in the upcoming film, A Star Is Born. Production of the musical remake began in Southern California on Monday, with some scenes reportedly being shot from a staged country music set at Coachella later this week. The film marks Cooper’s first foray into directing and Lady Gaga’s major film debut.
Check out the first photo below:
Gaga (who will be credited under her real name Stefani Germanotta) will portray an up-and-coming singer named Ally who gets guidance from a country music star (Cooper) on the decline. From Warner Bros.:
“Jackson Maine, a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.”
This is the third time A Star Is Born is being remade. The original 1937 film starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It was later remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and then again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as the leads.
A Star Is Born hits theaters September 2018.