Andrew Dice Clay is in talks to join the cast of “A Star Is Born,” which marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. According to Deadline, the comedian will play Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in the Warner Bros. remake of William A. Wellman’s 1937 movie.
The film follows an aspiring singer/actress (Gaga) who falls in love with an aging alcoholic movie star (Cooper). He helps launch her career as he sees his own fade away.
This is the third remake of Wellman’s original film, which starred Federic March and Janet Gaynor. A second version was made in 1954, directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason. In 1976, Barbra Streisand co-starred alongside Kris Kristofferson in a third remake, helmed by Frank Pierson.
Las week, it was reported that Sam Elliot (“The Ranch”) was cast in the role of Bobby. Cooper is producing the film alongside Billy Gerber, Todd Phillips, Lynette Howell Tayor and Jon Peters. Basil Iwanyk serves as executive producer. The film will begin shooting April 17, in and around Los Angeles, as reported by Deadline.