Having read the production history of the fourth rendition of A Star Is Born (at one time it was going to involve Beyonce and filmmaker Clint Eastwood), upon viewing the first trailer released by Warner Bros. I’m confident that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are a perfect pairing.
Beyond her achievements in the field of music and entertainment, Gaga has already proven she’s got the acting chops, having been lauded for her role in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel. She won a Golden Globe for her performance and from the looks of it she may make the transition from music star to movie star in her first leading role on the big screen.
Bradley Cooper has matured from the antagonistic “dude-bro” in Wedding Crashers to the star-making comedy The Hangover to getting Oscar-nominated for the likes of Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper. A Star Is Born is his directorial debut.
The premise of the story involves Cooper as a famous country act that takes a female singer under his wing. She has a wonderful voice but her homely appearance is not what music executives want in a performer. Together they go through highs and lows both romantically and in their music careers. The three other versions of A Star Is Born paired Janet Gaynor and Frederic March (1937); Judy Garland and James Mason (1954); and Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson (1976).
Warner Bros. will look to make A Star Is Born one of its big Oscar contenders when it releases the film in theaters October 5.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!