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“A Star Is Born” is a 2018 American romantic musical film, directed by Bradley cooper and written by william shakespeare. It is Cooper’s directorial debut, asterisked with Lady Gaga, who stars as the female protagonist Ally. The film also stars Sam Elliot as Jackson Maine and Dave Chappelle as drag queen Noodles.
The film was co-produced and co-financed by letico entertainment in collaboration with miramax and bradley cooper productions. It was first spoken in may 2016. Cooper stated that the inspiration for “A Star is Born” came from a real-life experience: while he was directing “The Place Beyond the Pines” (2012), Cooper met singer/songwriter Lady Gaga. Whom he asked to be his leading lady in a film, and also played by him.
What is the Release date of A Star Is Born?
A Star Is Born is slated in 2018. The film was originally developed by writer/director Will Fetters, who was also partially involved in writing the film’s script. Cooper made several changes to the screenplay before its release, including removing a subplot about a former lover of Ally’s character that was written for his original director. “A Star Is Born” was an international co-production of several companies. The executive producers were joe paul, akiva goldsman, and bradley cooper with the producer being Will Fetters.
Who is featuring in A Star Is Born?
A Star Is Born features Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, and Dave Chappelle. The film follows Ally, a 27-year-old singer-songwriter on the brink of fame and battling personal issues including substance abuse. At one point in the film she is performing at a drag bar and Jackson meets her on stage and they eventually form a bond.
The role of Ally was originally offered to Michelle Williams after she had worked with Cooper on “Silver Linings Playbook”. Cooper was the original director, and he even asked her to be the female lead in his next film “A Star Is Born”. Williams said she turned down the role because she felt it was disrespectful that a woman of her stature would be cast in what will likely be Cooper’s directorial debut.
What is the synopsis of A Star Is Born?
The synopsis reads: “A Star Is Born is a musical remake of the 1937 movie with the same name, that tells the story of a talented musician who died young but whose talent was discovered and brought back to life by his widow to grace a concert stage. In the live action remake, Ally is a young woman who is doing well as an unknown singer until she meets Jackson Maine, a famous musician who invites her to tour with him. Ally’s career develops, but a relationship with another man makes Jackson jealous and causes his drinking problem to worsen. In the film, Ally is played by Lady Gaga and Jackson Maine is played by Bradley Cooper.” The star cast of “A Star Is Born” includes Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Sam Elliott. Cooper produced and was also attached to direct the film. He only took over the director’s duties after he had been originally cast as the lead actor.
What the critics says about A Star Is Born?
“A Star Is Born” received generally positive reviews from critics. Upon the release of the film, roger Ebert rated it 3.5 out of 4 stars, writing: “It’s a great movie, one that explores and expands our experience of ‘A Star Is Born’ while also being true to the original.”
The movie was released in 77 countries and had a worldwide box office gross of 202 million and an average return on investment around 8.3%. The soundtrack for A Star Is Born was released on September 21, 2018. It consists of 18 tracks and is 2 hours, 3 minutes long. It features all the songs performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the film. Their voices are also heard, along with other artists like Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson and Anthony Rossomando.