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‘A Star Is Born’ Remake: Lady Gaga In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper’s Directorial Debut

The singer and actress would take on the role of Esther, previously played by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

[UPDATE August 16: Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has officially greenlit the remake. Cooper will direct and star opposite Lady Gaga. Production will begin early next year in California.]

Back in May, Deadline reported that talks emerged to have Lady Gaga star in Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born” for Warner Bros. At that time the singer had not committed to the project, but now it seems as if she is ready for her big-screen close up.

Gaga is now officially in negotiations to star opposite Cooper, who is set to make his directorial debut.

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Based on William Wellman’s 1937 movie, the story centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress as his own career is in a downward spiral. The film was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and 1976 with Barbra Streisand, in what would be Gaga’s role.

The “Born This Way” singer was high on Cooper’s list of actresses after Beyoncé had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Cooper will produce through his 22 Green banner along with Jon Peters, Billy Gerber and Basil Iwanyk. After working with the actor on “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood suggested to Cooper that he direct the remake, after he had to pass as helmer.

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Gaga recently won a Golden Globe for her role on Ryan Murphy’s FX series “American Horror Story: Hotel,”she is also a six-time Grammy Award winner and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category for “Til It Happens to You.”

The singer has a promising career as an actress, having a handful of minor roles in films such as “Machete Kills” and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”

With Gaga joining the cast, the studio is looking to start production in February of next year.

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